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3000-year-old wine vessel unearthed in Shaanxi

(People's Daily Online)

08:04, June 27, 2012

Picture shows a large “Jin” and several bronze wares discovered in the noble tomb in Shaanxi province. (Xinhua / Feng Guo)

Edited and translated by Xue Meng, People's Daily Online

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.

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