Thursday, January 6, 2011

Scientists have found a soup brewed 2400 years ago

Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb in the Chinese city of Xian have unearthed a 2,400-year-old bowl of soup still thick with ingredients. Although tests are being carried out to determine the complete list of ingredients, the soup was full of bones. Scientist have unearthed what they believe is a 2,400-year-old pot of soup but very well could be toilet pot too.
The unique find was made by accident, when the workers engaged in the reconstruction of the airport of Xian, the province of Shensi, unearthed an ancient tomb supposedly a warrior. Arrived at the place, archaeologists have learned of a bronze pot on three legs with a sealed lid. Scientists have found a soup brewed 2400 years agoThe lid was removed and found inside what was believed to be pot soup. To the surprise of all, was still runny not dry, not steamed, just turned green from exposure to copper, bronze.Scientists have taken the contents of a pot on the analysis, to learn the ancient recipe. Like, what was put into soups - 2400 years ago, if it is in fact soup and not toilet pot, this is the age of burial. So far, all that is known is the soup was cooked in meat broth - in a pot can be seen bronze pot - 24,5 cm, height about 20 inches. It is known that such vessels are used for cooking and also in the tomb was discovered a jar of clear liquid. Scientists believe that once it was wine. The wine along with the soup was meant for the deceased so that he could drink and a snack in the afterlife. Truth be known, in the pot could also have been the pet cat and liquid may have been fluids of the deceased body before burial also.Among such ritual su...
[Source: News Weird Magazine]

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