2,000-year-old dried beef found in ancient Chinese pot

Published on October 15th, 2012 | by Admin


A black substance found inside a Bronze pot found in China has been revealed to be a portion of dried beef.

The beef, most of which had been carbonised, is the earliest beef product discovered in China, state-run news agency Xinhua quoted Hu as saying.

The beef was discovered two years ago in a bronze pot placed in a tomb and is believed to date back to the Warring States Period (475 BC – 221 BC), she said.

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Story: PTI | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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