Georgian researchers discovered 1,200-year-old vessel with water.
Georgian researchers discovered 1,200-year-old vessel with water. Courtesy of www.heritagedaily.com
Kvareli, Kakheti, Georgia.
Archeologists made a unique discovery in Georgia - a pitcher or a clay amphora
for winemaking - qvevri™, containing water.
The researchers ascertained that the vessel with pure water stayed in the
ground for 1,200 years. The finding was done during diggings at the ruins of
triple-nave basilica of the 5th Century A.D. in Kvareli, Kakheti.
The researchers also established that it is potable water with no
taste or colour. Mr Nodar Bakhtadze, Head of expedition, claims that
it is not storm water. Rather, the vessel was filled up with spring water about 1,200 years ago.
A little amount of it has been shared with the Patriarchy of Georgian Orthodox
Christian Church assumed that the water was used for Consecration which
explains why it is preserved for a millennium.
Archaeologists hope more 1000-year-old discoveries on the site are yet to come.
1905. A little girl and pitchers.