Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Record old grape found at Calafell’s Ciutadella Ibèrica

The oldest grape ever found in the whole of Spain, has just been discovered by archeologists working at the Ciutadella Iberècia museum and excavation site of Calafell (Baix Penedès). It is dated to the 3rd century B.C. and, exceptionally, does not only consist of the kernel but also the totally carbonated pulp. In the centuries leading up to the birth of Christ, the Iberians used to live in tribal societies along the eastern and southern coasts of the Iberian peninsula and they are mentioned with that name in Greek sources from the 6th century B.C. Already back then were grapes consumed fresh or dried and used for making wine.

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