2,000 Year-Old Western Han Dynasty Wine Unearthed in Shandong

2,000 Year-Old Western Han Dynasty Wine Unearthed in Shandong
May 29, 2013 By eChinacities.com

On May 16, a worker from the Yantai Museum unearthed three jars of what appeared to be wine from the Western Han Dynasty period during a search in the city’s Shisanlibao tomb area. The jars, which are said to be around 2,000 years old, contained a clear liquid that had no smell.

The Yantai Bureau of Quality Supervision later confirmed the substance was in fact wine due the presence of the ethanol in the jars. Each jar apparently holds over 1.5kg of wine.

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"1.5kg of wine" or 1,5L of wine ?

May 30, 2013 08:52 Report Abuse



that is great! It always amazes me how some substances can exist for so long. Of course, its no longer 'wine' but just the idea that there is still residues and of course the jugs themselves are fantastic to find!

May 30, 2013 06:07 Report Abuse