Ancient wine found in Chinese tomb

Published on July 20th, 2012 | by Admin


Liquid wine that dates back to the West Zhou Dynasty (1046 B.C. – 771 B.C.) has been found inside a tomb unearthed in China’s Shaanxi province.

The wine vessel made of bronze was found in a tomb of a noble man of the dynasty in Shigushan Mountain in Baoji city, Xinhua reported.

The liquid is likely the oldest wine discovered in China, said Liu Jun, director of the Baoji Archaeology Institute.

The vessel, one of the six discovered inside the tomb, could be heard to contain a liquid when it was shaken, Liu said.

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Story: IANS | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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