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36 blood of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. About 1200–1500 BCE the complete wine making process is illustrated (Fig. 9), beginning with grape harvest from arbors, treading by workers maintaining their balance by holding hanging cords attached to a frame, and the squeezing of the sediment collected in cloth bags, with fermentation carried out in jars (amphorae). After fermentation wine vessels were sealed with plugs of straw and clay designed to pre- vent bursting from gas accumulation, and impressed with official stamps containing the year of the king’s rule, the district, the town, and the name of the wine (Fig. 9F). Wines were mixed by siphoning (Fig. 9G). Taxes were levied on imported and exported wine. By the Graeco-Roman periods there were literally hundreds of wine types from grapes indicating intense genetic selection. PLANT EXPLORATION Pharaohs were sophisticated horticulturally. From foreign campaigns they brought back exotic trees and plants to be grown in their palace or temple gardens (Fig. 10).
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST 302 taught by Professor Jensic during the Summer '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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