King Tutankhamun drank red wine, according to a new scientific method that can determine the color of the wine residue found in the ancient jars that were buried with him in his tomb.

Scientists have found wine in a jar from 5400 BC in present-day Iran. But our earliest knowledge about wine growing comes from ancient Egypt, where the winemaking process was depicted on tomb walls in drawings from 2600 BC. “Wine in ancient Egypt was a drink of great importance, consumed by the upper classes and the kings,” says Egyptologist Maria Rosa Guasch-Jan

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