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Chinese Archaeologists Discover ‘Elixir of Immortality’ in 2000-Year-Old Tomb

Elixir of Immortality

Archaeologists made an astonishing discovery late last year when they unearthed what was thought to be 2,000-year-old wine from a Western Han Dynasty tomb; but after months of testing, scientists now believe that the liquid could be an “Elixir of Immortality.”

Scientists were able to recover the 3.5 liter liquid from the tomb of a royal family in October. Experts first suggested that the liquid inside it could be wine as it gave off an alcohol aroma.

Chinese Archaeologists Unearth 2,000 Year Old Wine from Han Dynasty Tomb

chinese wine

Archaeologists were working on an excavation site in Luoyang, Henan when they unearthed a jar containing what appeared to be 2,000-year-old Chinese wine.

Scientists at the excavation site discovered a bronze-colored jar from the Western Han Dynasty tomb containing 3.5 liters of clear yellow liquid. As soon as the archaeologists opened the lid, the contents gave off a rich aroma of alcohol, according to Xinhua News Agency.