Bone soup made in a bronze tripod 2,400 years ago was discovered in an ancient tomb in Xi’an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, the Provincial Archaeological Institute announced on Saturday.

2400-year-old soup found in China

The institute said its archaeologists discovered the bronze vessel on Nov 25 when cleaning a Warring States Period (475-221 BC) tomb for the Xi’an Xianyang International Airport’s second construction phase.

“It’s the first time Chinese archaeologists have unearthed such a container with bone soup still inside,” archaeologist and head of the tomb’s excavation team Liu Daiyun said.


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