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The World’s Earliest Known Winery

By Linda Tancs

For those feeling nostalgic over barefoot wine stomping, the latest discovery in Armenia is sure to thrill you:  in recent years archaeologists unearthed a wine press for stomping grapes near the village of Areni that dates back over 6,000 years.  The world’s earliest known winery, the discovery brings to two the number of prehistoric finds originating from the same Armenian cave; the locale is also the site where a 5,000-year-old leather shoe was found.

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