Wine of the Pharaohs

July 16, 2009

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Do you prefer red wine to white? So did King Tut, at least according to recent studies. Leonard Lesko, chairman of the department of Egyptology at Brown University, reviews the legacy of winemaking and tasting in Egypt from about 5000 years ago, paying special attention to wine jars found in King Tut's tomb.

Presented with the Boshell Foundation Lecture Fund.

 

Recorded Thursday, July 16, 2009 at The Art Institute of Chicago.