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Herodotus

The Greek historian, geographer and ethnologist Hēródotos of Halicarnassus (482-425 BC) is considered the "father of historiography". In his youth he traveled the then Greek world, Egypt. Babylonia, Persia and the Kyrenaica (historical landscape in Libya ). In his nine "Histories" he describes the tension between the Eastern Persian and the Western Greek world. Herodotus also devotes himself to the wine in detail and describes it winemaking and drinking culture many of the countries visited by him. He reports that for the on-ship wine transport on the Euphrates barrels made of palm wood. But his assertion that wine was made exclusively from barley in Egypt can not be true, because grapes were made here many centuries before his visit. See also below Ancient wines,

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