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What’s For Dinner? Really Old Soup

14 Dec

Archaeologists in China have discovered a sealed pot of soup that could date back more than 2,400 years. While working on an extension to the airport in Xian, an ancient capital. That area is the location of the famed terracotta warriors.

“The discovery will play an important role in studying the eating habits and culture of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC),” one scientist said.

During the excavation, scientists found a sealed, bronze cooking vessel. Inside the pot, they found a green liquid (turned that color from the oxidation of the bronze) and bones. In the same tomb, they located an odorless liquid, believed to be wine.

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