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Herodotus

The Greek historian, geographer and ethnologist Hēródotos von Halikarnassos (482-425 BC) is considered the "father of historiography". In his youth he traveled the Greek world at that time, Egypt. Babylonia, Persia and the Kyrenaica (historical landscape in Libya ). In his nine “Histories” he describes the area of tension between the Eastern Persian and the Western Greek world. Herodotus also devotes himself extensively to wine and describes it winemaking and drinking culture many countries he visited. He reports that for the transport of wine on the Euphrates by ship barrels made from palm wood. However, his claim that wine was only made from barley in Egypt cannot be correct, because grape wine was produced here many centuries before his visit. See also under Ancient wines,

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