|Wine amphoras and other tomb trappings in King |
Tutankhamun’s tomb, Valley of the Kings,
Thebes, Egypt, c. 1330 BC
High priests and kings fell in love with wine and took to collecting it by the thousands, building massive cellars to store the various wines they had procured.
The system was incredibly specific, recording the year the wine was made, where it was made, who made it, and even the style of the wine. All of this information was imprinted on the clay amphorae as they dried.