Archaeologists discover 2,000-yr-old wine in China

Last Updated: Thu, May 12, 2011 12:40 hrs

Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old wine pot in Henan province.

A Western Han dynasty ancient tomb group was accidentally found at a construction site in Puyang city, China's Henan province, on April 10.

During the excavation, archaeologists discovered an airtight copper pot covered in rust. They found the pot had a liquid weighing about half a kilogram in it, reports People Daily Online.

They are now sampling the liquid.

On May 10, the Beijing Mass Spectrum Center, which is a joint accrediting body based on the Chinese Academy of Science, identified the liquid in the ancient pot as wine. Therefore, the pot of wine unearthed from Puyang has been certified as the oldest wine found in China. (ANI)

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