Wine jugs dating back about 5,000 years have been discovered in Egypt. reports Ahram portal.
“The archaeological team discovered several funerary objects, including hundreds of large wine jars, some of which had intact stoppers and contained well-preserved remains of 5,000-year-old wine,” Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said.
A team of archaeologists from Germany, Austria and Egypt is excavating the tomb of Queen Merneit of Ancient Egypt. Research has uncovered inscriptions that indicate that Merneith was in charge of central government offices such as the treasury.
As director of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) Dietrich Raue said, Merneit was “the most influential woman of her era” and the only woman with her own monumental tomb in Egypt’s first royal cemetery at Abydos.
In December 2022 in the Vengerovsky district of the Novosibirsk region discovered five undisturbed burials with objects reminiscent of Scythian ones were reported by the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAET).
Then, among the artifacts found were headdresses, vessels, jewelry, a bronze mirror, as well as a bone figurine of a boar, similar to the figurines previously found in Scythian burials in the West.