3000-year-old wine vessel unearthed in Shaanxi

An ancient noble tomb built in the Western Zhou Dynasty was accidently discovered in a village in Baoji, Shaanxi province on June 22. After careful excavation, archaeologists have found a coffin, more than 20 pieces of elegant bronze wares and a 1 meter long “Jin”, a bronze wine vessel used to persuade people to refrain from drinking too much alcohol. 

A large “Jin” and several bronze wares discovered in the noble tomb in Shaanxi province [Credit: Xinhua/Feng Guo]
Bronze wares discovered in the noble tomb in Shaanxi province [Credit: Xinhua/Feng Guo]
A big bronze ware discovered in the noble tomb in Shaanxi province [Credit: Xinhua/Feng Guo]
A “Jin” discovered in the noble tomb in Shaanxi province [Credit: Xinhua/Feng Guo]
Bronze wares discovered in the noble tomb in Shaanxi province [Credit: Xinhua/Feng Guo]

Source: People's Daily Online [June 27. 2012[

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