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2,000-year-old pot of meat soup found in China

A 2,000-year-old vessel containing traces of meat stew has been found in China's Henan province. The stew, containing beef bones and other ingredients, was discovered on Monday at an archaeological tomb site in Chengyang district near the city of Xinyang, Efe news reported. The archaeologists are yet to give a precise date

The origins of soup

The New Hampshire Public Radio has posted an interesting read examining the origins of soup. Most sources state that soup making did not become commonplace until somewhere between 5,000 and 9,000 years ago. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America says, for example, "boiling was not a commonly used

2,400-year-old pot of soup found in China

Archaeologists in China have unearthed a 2,400-year-old pot of soup near the ancient capital of Xian. Tests are being carried out to identify the ingredients. An odourless liquid, believed to be wine, was also found.The pots were discovered in a tomb being excavated to make way for an extension to

Soup can yields details on doomed Franklin Arctic expedition

Tests on a 160-year-old can of soup taken to the Arctic with the Franklin expedition show that its lead levels were "off the scale". Scientists studying a 160-year-old can of soup found in the Canadian Arctic have detected lead levels in its broth and sealant that are "off the scale" —

Ancient campsite reveals 2,000-year-old soup recipe

Archaeologists working at an ancient campsite outside of Edmonton, Alberta, have found enough information to guess at the recipe the ancient campers used for their soup. The cracked rocks got discarded when they were too small. Spicer sent several away for testing. Traces of pronghorn, rabbit, whitefish and trout, wild onion

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