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Magazine Archives: May 31, 2004

King Tut Drank Reds, Scientists Say

Lynn Alley
Issue: May 31, 2004


Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain have discovered that King Tut took red wine with him into the afterlife. It has long been known that ancient Egyptians cultivated grapes and made wine, but scholars could only guess whether those wines were red or white, based on the color of the residue in the containers.

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