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  1. Following the Boom and Bust of the Roman Economy

    The Roman Empire is ironically known for both its greatness and its weaknesses. The Roman economy is no exception. The ... Empire included grain, olives, and grapes. The olives for olive oil, the grapes for wine , and the grain for bread were all important for the ...

    Caleb Strom - 23/07/2020 - 18:58

  2. Portus Study Reveals Vandal's Invasion Destroyed Roman's Luxury Diets, And Class System

    The diets and geographic origins of people living in Portus, the main ... century the population’s rich diet of animal protein, olive oil, fish, imported wheat, and “sauce and wine from North Africa”, changed to what is described as a ...

    ashley cowie - 12/06/2019 - 10:58

  3. Make Wine Not War: Digs in England Reveal 1st Century Roman Vineyard

    ... would seem the Romans brought the secrets of grape growing and wine production to England, setting up Roman vineyards to ... known as amphorae , which would have been used to ship olive oil from Spain. The excavations also unearthed ...

    Nathan Falde - 19/07/2023 - 14:54

  4. Three Ancient Diets That Are Still Popular Today

    There is no denying that the weight loss and diet industry in the Western world is huge. For many ... to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts, olive oil, whole grains, and bread. As the name would imply, ... Greek traditions. In the ancient Mediterranean culture, wine, bread, and oil products had become symbols of rural ...

    Molly Dowdeswell - 21/11/2022 - 13:50

  5. Shipping Blackspot: Largest Find of Shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Intensifies

    ... but in the past they were located on major trade routes and was a haven for ships on long journeys. Fournoi is made ... include many amphorae or storage jars, which once held wine, fish sauce, honey, and olive oil, which are allowing experts to have a better ...

    Ed Whelan - 13/10/2018 - 02:02

  6. 1800-Year-Old Roman Amphora of Olive Oil Contains Quote from the Legendary Virgil

    A fragment of an amphora of olive oil, dated to the Roman period in southern ... . Virgil’s Words: Delving Into Agricultural Practice and Rural Life When the sherd was found near the town of ... Rome, for instance, stands as a testament to the olive and wine industry of the Roman era, consisting entirely of ...

    Sahir - 22/06/2023 - 18:54

  7. Excavation of Roman Bath Complex Challenges Lifestyle Beliefs

    A rare inscription discovered on an olive press at an ancient Roman bath complex is revealing ... basin with a unique inscription is “changing the views and beliefs” about everyday life at Rafina. In ancient  ... Bathing In Goddesses Springs The discovery of olive and wine presses and two kilns at the complex led Professor ...

    ashley cowie - 31/10/2020 - 05:02

  8. Ancient Ritual Bath Found At Biblical Garden of Gethsemane

    ... research institute, were consulted on the excavation and subsequent analysis of the ritual bath, which was found ... scholars to conclude that the area was covered with rich olive  groves  in ancient times. Under ancient Jewish law, ... industry here 2,000 years ago, possibly producing oil or wine,” archaeologist Amit Re’em, the director of site ...

    Nathan Falde - 23/12/2020 - 17:58

  9. Hoard of 2,150-year-old silver coins found in Modiin, Israel

    ... the hope of coming back to collect it, but he was unlucky and never did return" said Abraham Tendler head of the ... during the Hasmonean period. The family members planted olive trees and vineyards on the neighboring hills and grew ... that reflect the importance of viticulture and the wine industry in the area were exposed in the cultivation ...

    Sam Bostrom - 09/06/2016 - 21:02