Wine - not only popular with the Romans.
This replica of a wine ship with the site Neumagen invites explorers, connoisseurs and wine lovers into the history around the turn of the Roman Empire. The replica is of a wine ship that was built as the tomb of a wine merchant. Such a ship was used to ship local Moselle wine to the Roman Empire around 220 AD.
A monument with history
""An autumnal evening is drawing to a close on the Moselle. The grape harvest was very good, the wine delicious and safely stowed on the ships. Again and again wine merchants sailed to Rome with their goods. Only understandable that, on the basis of their good and capable business, a funerary monument was erected to them."" Here now one-liners:
- two coxes
- six rowers
- 22 wooden oars
- ergonomic barrel shape
- place of discovery in the Mosel region
- Dimensions: length 19 cm, height 11 cm
- Material: genuine patinated alabaster plaster
- chronological classification: around 220 A.D.
- Original finding place of the grave monument: Neumagen - Dhron
Part of a whole complex
The original of the wine ship can be seen today in the Landesmuseum Trier. It was found in Neumagen - Dhron as a foundation part of a fort complex. The construction corresponds to the Roman wine ships of that time.
Around the wine - interesting professions for thousands of years
The cultivation and harvesting of grapes has always been just as labor-intensive as the production, marketing and trade of wine. Consider what professions there are around the wine production and tasting? What are the characteristics of the different professions? What has remained the same until today? What has changed? Find out at the wine merchant, at the winery, and on the Internet. Make a collage or try to press juice from grapes yourself. As you do, trace the daily work at the winery. Think about what happens when there are bad harvests?
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