China: Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old bronze pot containing “3.5 liters of transparent yellow liquid. It smells like wine.”

Chinese archaeologists have uncovered a 2,000-year-old bronze pot that contains an alcoholic liquid believed to be wine.

The discovery occurred on November 6 in China’s Henan province, west of Shanghai.

Shi Jiazhen, who is head of the Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology in the province’s city of Luoyang, tells China’s Xinhua news agency that “there are 3.5 liters of the liquid in the color of transparent yellow. It smells like wine.”

The maybe-wine was found as part of an excavation of a Western Han Dynasty-era tomb, along with artifacts made from clay and bronze.

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