Scientists told about the first ever example of the drawing
The Cup of Tantalus, made in the 4th century, could be the first draw in the history of mankind. About it reports a portal “My planet”.
Tantalus — the Greek mythological figure doomed to beanie flour. The gods have punished him, chained to a rock and not allowing to take a drink of water. In the bowl of Tantalum covering a hole through which goes the liquid as soon as the vessel is filled to a certain level.
Silver Cup found in Croatia in 2014.
According to the curator of the British Museum Dr Richard Hobbs, the bowl served for the amusement of the emperors and other dignitaries the guest poured into the vessel of wine, which suddenly started leaking.
“This is the earliest example of the drawing, of course, for the Romans”, — quotes the words of the scientist the REN TV channel.
The amazing Tantalus cup from Vinkovc. An article in @thetimes. pic.twitter.com/e0qI4Sjd6o
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He believes that the vessel could belong to the Roman emperors Valentinian I and his brother Valens, who were born in Croatia.