Thermal Tankard

Object    : Thermal Tankard
Country  : USA
Culture   : USA
20th Century
B.L.A.S.T. Museum

 

 

 

This thermal tankard is a modern style blended with historic design. A cross between a tankard and a thermos, with the ability to handle both hot and cold beverages. B.L.A.S.T. Museum Investigators have determined that this one may have also been used as a coffee pot.

This object is still under research and will be updated soon.

Kash

This one for my boy.

 Chef Leslie Nailer

 

 

 

 

 

The word cash that is used to refer to currency by Americans is derived from the word Kash.

Kash is an ancient beer and it was used to pay workers and builders of the Great Egyptian Pyramids. Stone cutters, slaves, architects, and even public officials were often paid with beer.Two containers of kash equalled minimum wage for an Egyptian laborer’s day of work.

Egyptians were brewing and distributing at least six varieties of beer by 3,000 B.C.

…And check this out.

  •  Egypt : If a man offered a lady a sip of his beer they were betrothed.
  • Mesopotamia : Tavern owners found guilty of overcharging patrons for beer were sentenced to death by drowning.
  • Ancient Babylonia : A bride’s father would supply all the ‘honey’ beer the groom could drink for one month after the wedding.  Because the calendar was lunar based, this month was referred to as the “honey moon”.
  • Ancient Babylon : Babylonians were dead serious about beer making. To regulate quality, it was decreed that any commercial beer maker who sold unfit beer was to be drowned in that very libation.

This stamp seal from Tepe Gawra depicts two figures drinking beer using traditional straws and container dates to 4000 B.C.

Beer was prominently featured in Sumerian and Mesopotamian texts and art such as this Lapis Lazuli seal from the Royal Cemetery at Ur. This seal dates to the Early Dynastic Period, Mesopotamia 2600-2350 B.C.

Black Cat Wine

Object      : Bottle
Country    : Germany
Culture     : Zell
Date         : 2000
Collection : B.L.A.S.T. Storage Vessels

 

 

 

 

 

Zeller Schwarze Katz or Black Cat Wine is a German product credited to Romans. Durning ancient  German times Romans established and developed a viniculture and wine making region in a village belonging to the Mosel river region called Cell or Cella (Zell).

The iconic black cat logo serves the region and has been traced to a fable. Legend says that a fierce black cat guarded a barrel of Zeller wine stored among many barrels of wine in a cellar, so many locals believed the wine inside the barrel to be special.

This Riesling-blend is a wonderful wine during and after a meal.