WWI-era bottles uncovered in Israel
Published on April 11th, 2017 | by admin0
But when they began excavating land that is about to be used for a new motorway they made a significantly less dry discovery.
Hundreds of bottles of gin, wine, beer and other alcohols left behind by British troops during the First World War were dug out of the dry earth.
The drink was consumed by British forces as they camped in the area during their mission to capture Jerusalem by Christmas 1917.
Story: Raf Sanchez, The Telegraph | Photo: EPA, Abir Sultan