A 2,400-year-old sealed pot of “bone soup” (possibly) was discovered while digging up ground for an extension of Xi’an’s airport. According to Chinese archeologists, it’s the “first discovery of bone soup in Chinese archaeological history” and “will play an important role in studying the eating habits and culture of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC).”
The liquid and bones had been turned green from the oxidation of its bronze vessel – making that green crusty thing the archeologist is holding up bone, probably. Scientists still need to confirm that it is in fact soup. Wouldn’t it be funny if it turned out to be a chamber pot instead?
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