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Shipwreck filled with wine jugs proves ancient Rome was one nonstop clambake

When archaeologists uncover drinking vessels from the year 2021, what will they find? Detritus-encrusted jugs of Arizona Tea, maybe. Smashed bottles of kombucha and mysterious “wellness tea,” probably. Countless alcoholic seltzer cans, definitely. Turns out, historians can tell a lot about a society by its discarded beverage containers. Case in point: per Smithsonian, archaeologists off the coast of Palermo, Sicily, have discovered an ancient Roman shipwreck stuffed to the brim with amphorae, or


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