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Bessarabia

Historical landscape in southeastern Europe, bordered to the south by the Black Sea, to the west by the river Prut and to the east by the river Dniester. A viticulture is in this area by archaeological finds like amphorae and grape seeds founded more than 5,000 years ago. The Greek historian Herodotus (482-425 BC) visited around 450 BC The Greek settlements at the mouth of the two rivers Dnieper and Dnestr and reported that there was drunk wine everywhere. The Romans later promoted viticulture. The term "Bessarabia" (Romanian Basarabia) has nothing to do with Arabia, but derives from the Wallachian princely family Basarab, which ruled there for about 150 years in the 13th and 14th centuries.

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