10 things over 1,000 years old that you can see for yourself

These historic artifacts make it possible to come face-to-face with ancient times.

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These 3,700-year-old jars were discovered in an ancient palatial wine cellar unearthed by researchers at Tel Kabri in July 2013. The team worked in day and night shifts to excavate a total of 40 intact vessels during its six-week dig. These 3,700-year-old jars were discovered in an ancient palatial wine cellar unearthed by researchers at Tel Kabri in July 2013. The team worked in day and night shifts to excavate a total of 40 intact vessels during its six-week dig. (Photo: Eric H. Cline/George Washington University)

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The wine jars of Tel Kabri

During recent excavations at Tel Kabri, Israel, archaeologists uncovered clay jugs that had traces of herb-infused wine. The vessels are thought to be about 4,000 years old, and together they were able to hold approximately 528 gallons of liquid. That amount of alcohol could fill 3,000 of today's wine bottles.

By analyzing the traces of acid on the pots, scientists were able to discover the type of wine that the people of Tel Kabri favored: red wine. Traces of herbs, berries and honey were also found in the clay.

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