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A 3000-year-old wine is thought to have been discovered in China, according to the Xinhua news agency.
Archeologists working found what appears to be liquid in a bronze wine vessel unearthed from a nobleman's tomb on Shigushan Mountain in Baoji city in Shaanxi province.
The tomb belongs to the Zhou Dynasty of 1046 BC - 771 BC, and the liquid is likely to be the oldest wine discovered in China, project leader Liu Jun, director of the Baoji Archaeology Institute said.
Liu said the vessel, one of six discovered in the tomb, could be heard to contain liquid when it was shaken, but it they had not yet been able to open it.
According to reports, the most crucial discovery in the tomb is actually a square, table-like ‘prohibition device’ to remind people to drink in moderation since during the Shang Dynasty, which preceded Zhou Dynasty, wine became a symbol of corruption and excess.
Originally posted by MysteriousHusky
reply to post by isyeye
If any liquids remain inside you would probably not want to drink from it. If you do, you could brag it was the oldest wine you ever had but you might only be able to brag to the paramedics on your way to the local hospital. I've seen these reports before. Wine in vases being discovered but if you ask me, I say don't pay attention to the wine... pay attention to any special markings on the container identifying maker, status etc.