It seems that Tutankhamen, the teenage king of ancient Egypt, sloped off to the afterlife with a good supply of fine white wine.
Per-Ankh: Ancient Egypt
Tutankhamen liked his wine white
Tutankhamen liked his wine white
Tutankhamen liked his wine white

It seems that Tutankhamen, the teenage king of ancient Egypt, sloped off to the afterlife with a good supply of fine white wine. It's a surprising discovery, considering there is no record of white wine in Egypt until the 3rd century AD, 1600 years after the young pharaoh died.

It seems that Tutankhamen, the teenage king of ancient Egypt, sloped off to the afterlife with a good supply of fine white wine. It's a surprising discovery, considering there is no record of white wine in Egypt until the 3rd century AD, 1600 years after the young pharaoh died.

Rosa Lamuela-Raventós and her colleagues from the University of Barcelona, Spain, used liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to analyse the residue from six of the jars in Tutankhamen's tomb.

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