2,400-year-old pot of soup discovered in China

A Xian pot of soup from 2,400 years ago was found in a tomb.  The 2,400 year old bronze vessel was found near the capital of Xian.  Archaeologists also believe they found a container of wine.

The soup is still liquid but no longer edible. “It’s the first discovery of bone soup in Chinese archaeological history,” the Global Times quoted Liu Daiyun of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology as saying.

The discovery will play an important role in studying the eating habits and culture of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC).”

The occupant of the tomb is unknown.

Scientists are analyzing the ingredients in the soup.

It was customary in ancient China for the dead to be buried with food that would be needed in the next life.