2000 year old Chinese Wine
Chinese archaeologists excavating in the Three Gorges
area have found an ancient bronze jar that might contain 2,000-year-old
wine... The archaeologists were carrying out work to save articles
of historical interest in areas that will become inundated when the
Three Gorges Dam project is completed.
The four-legged, tightly sealed vessel was discovered
in a burial ground of the ancient Ba people in Yunyang County who
are believed to have lived around the Three Gorges and present-day
Chongqing City about 3,000 years ago.
Huang Wei, professor of Sichuan University and discoverer
of the jar, said that it clearly contains liquid, most probably some
kind of wine. He added that there are no plans to open the jar until
the experts are certain of being able to do this without spoiling
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