In May, tombs from the early Western Han Dynasty were discovered at the site of a shantytown renovation in Sanmenxia, Henan province. The discovery of a rare bronze pot with a goose’s head and neck, and the discovery of a mysterious liquid weighing more than 6 jin in the pot, left more suspense. The news was quickly searched on Weibo. Now the truth is out.
According to the latest official news from sanmenxia City Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, the liquid in the pot is ancient wine from the early Western Han Dynasty.
According to the Research institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology in Sanmenxia City, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found that the liquid in the bronze kettle with goose’s head and neck is ancient wine from the early Western Han Dynasty and quite consistent with the relevant records in the medical prescription fifty-two Prescriptions unearthed from the Han Tomb in Mawangdui, Changsha, Hunan province. It is medicinal wine that can stop bleeding and reduce inflammation.
It is understood that the goose head neck bronze pot from sanmenxia houchuan village ancient tomb group. According to the archaeological survey, the age of the tomb is in the early Western Han Dynasty, and its owner should be a man about 1.8 meters tall.
Bronze ware, jade ware, pottery and iron ware were also unearthed from the man’s tomb. Among them, copper ware has bronze mirror, copper seal, copper basin, copper ornaments, etc., iron sword is equipped with jade sword made up of 4 pieces of jade decorations.
“A sword means a warrior. Have bronze mirror, copper jewelry, that love the United States. With wine in the pot, the tomb owner should have been a ‘high quality man’ who pursued a high quality of life.” Experts say.
Data shows that Sanmenxia is known as the “city of swans”. Every year, nearly 10,000 white swans migrate from Siberia to the local Yellow River wetland for the winter.
Today, the unearthed bronze pot with goose’s head and neck has added cultural deposits to this reputation.