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“The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the olive and the vine.” Thus said Thucydides the famous Greek historian of the fifth-century BC. This great revolution took place in Anatolia, even thousands of years before him. Vine and its fruit grape had long been domesticated in Caucasia, Mesopotamia and Eastern Anatolia in 7th Millenium BC.
The objective of this museum is to explain the great history of civilisation on the basis of the revolutionary discovery of viticulture; also to remind mankind that civilisation does not mean dominating the nature but living in harmony with it.
Vines and grapes are among best teachers to help us to learn about the story of Mediterranean civilisation. This museum tells the story of 9,000 years of viticulture by displaying the representative wine vessels handicrafted throughout history by Thracian and Anatolian cultures.
The most skilled artists of Turkey have recreated a big part of the collection for us. We also enriched our collection with some original pieces from the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
A collection which covers such a long time period about the history of viticulture has been realized for the first time in Turkey. Asmadan Wine History Museum is very proud of sharing this connection with the past with you and we are very pleased to host you in our museum. Welcome and enjoy your visit.
SHORT STORY OF VITICULTURE
Vine has become symbol of civilization in these lands. As can be seen in the timeline below, history of the vine plant in Anatolia and Thrace is as old as settlement history of societies. Vine is founding plant of Anatolian and Thrace cultures.
İsmetpaşa Mah. Topçular Sok.
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