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The 3,700-year-old wine cellar was unearthed in the ruins of a Canaanite palace in Israel near a hall where banquets took place.
Talk about vintage vino.
The cellar, dating back to 1700 B.C., was located near a hall where banquets take place in the ruins of a Canaanite palace.
And chemical analysis reveals it held some primo wine — a blend of ingredients that may have included honey, mint, cedar, tree resins and cinnamon bark.
"It's not wine that somebody is just going to come home from a hard day and kick back and drink," Andrew Koh of Brandeis Universitytold The Associated Press.
The wine cellar was found this summer in palace ruins near the modern town of Nahariya in northern Israel.
Researchers discovered 40 ceramic jars, each big enough to hold about 13 gallons,according to USA Today.
The cellar and banquet hall were likely destroyed about 1600 B.C. in what researchers called "a violent event, perhaps an earthquake."