Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

Check the archives too - a lot of good stuff to enjoy. Me myself? Off to new adventures in the blogosphere, if time permits.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

King Tut Drank Red Wine

Boy King Tut's tipple was red wine. How sofisticated of him! How un-Islamic of him!

I don't know what "chromatography" and "mass spectrometry" is but scientists have used them together to reveal syringic acid in scrapings taken from two jars in King Tutankhamun's tomb. Syringic acid is released by the breakdown of the compound malvidin, found in red wine.

A jar from Tutankhamun's tomb was marked: "Year 5. Wine of the House-of-Tutankhamun Ruler-of-the-Southern-on, l.p.h (in) the Western River. By the chief Vintner Khaa.''

Tutankhamun, died in 1352 BC. BBC

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home