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The gallery of civilisations

The Permanent exhibition

By turns food, medicine, sacred object, precious ingredient, and source of wealth or torment, over the course of five centuries of culture, wine has established itself as a fundamental element in the history of societies and human relationships.

From magic, sacred wine which accompanied Egyptian, Greek and Roman rites, to wine as a cultivated, refined symbol of distinction, to the wine of Athenian banquets which put the wise to the test, rediscover wine as mankind’s constant companion.

Encounter all the people who have incorporated wine into their culture on a true archaeological exploration bringing life to the great wine civilisations, travelling to the limits of known history.

Are you ready to dive into wine’s universal history?

Encounter all the people who have incorporated wine into their culture on a true archaeological exploration.

 

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