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The meaning of wine in Egyptian tombs: the three amphorae from Tutankhamun's burial chamber

Guasch Jané, Maria Rosa

Antiquity 85 (2011): 851-858.

ABSTRACT: Three wine jars in Tutankhamun’s fabulously preserved burial chamber had been opened and placed east, west and south of the sarcophagus. By means of inscriptions, endorsed by residue analysis, the author distinguishes the contents as red wine, white wine and a high quality fortified wine, and goes on argue for specific symbolic meanings for these choices in the context of religious change after Akhenaten.

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