Archaeologists from Vélez-Málaga have found a Roman amphora from the 1st century that had been lost for years for the second time, since it had previously been found again in 1960, and years later it has been lost again until now.
Experts point out that it's still full of vintage wine and that this is in "perfect conditions”, As it is hermetically sealed.
The Councilor for Culture and Heritage of Vélez-Málaga, José Antonio Fortes, explained to the journalists that the amphora is hermetically “sealed with resin and lime" and that contains between 25 and 30 liters of a liquid that the municipal technicians they say it's wine.
The amphora was part of the merchandise that was moved from Hispania to Rome in the 1st century, but it was forgotten in the current City Hall of Vélez-Málaga. Its discovery was made in 1960 in the basements of the Palacio del Marqués de Beniel, but later it was forgotten again in the municipal buildings.
The meter high amphora will be part of new History Museum of Vélez-Málaga along with other objects from ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Phenicia and Rome, as well as objects from the ancient Hospital of San Juan de Dios, which was founded at the end of the 15th century by the Catholic kings Fernando and Isabel.
The contents of the amphora will be analyzed in the next few days in a specialized laboratory, although the experts are almost certain that it is authentic and aged Spanish-Roman wine.
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