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Ancient bone soup found in Xi'an

2010-12-12 12:33:59 GMT2010-12-12 20:33:59 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An archaeologist measures the height of the recently discovered bronze pot, which contains an odorless liquid, in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhai Xiaoxue)

Liu Daiyun, a Shaanxi Provincial Archeological Institute official, examines the recently discovered bronze pot, which contains an odorless liquid, in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhai Xiaoxue)

Liu Daiyun, a Shaanxi Provincial Archeological Institute official, shows a piece of bone in a recently discovered bronze vessel in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhai Xiaoxue)

Liu Daiyun, a Shaanxi Provincial Archeological Institute official, picks up a piece of bone from a recently discovered bronze vessel in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhai Xiaoxue)

Liu Daiyun, a Shaanxi Provincial Archeological Institute official, picks up a piece of bone from a recently discovered bronze vessel in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhai Xiaoxue)

Liu Daiyun, a Shaanxi Provincial Archeological Institute official, picks up a piece of bone from a recently discovered bronze vessel in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhai Xiaoxue)

A 2,400-year old bronze vessel containing soup with bones has been discovered recently in a tomb excavated in Xi'an. The vessel is 20 centimeters tall and has a 24.5 centimeters diameter. The archeologists also unearthed a bronze pot containing an odorless liquid, which may be ancient wine.

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