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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 the contents.  

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