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Archaeologists find 2,400 year-old bowl of soup in China Chinese archaeologists believe they have discovered a 2,400-year-old pot of soup, sealed in a bronze cooking vessel and dug up near the ancient capital of Xian. Archaeologists find 2,400 year-old bowl of soup in China Liu Daiyun, a Shaanxi Provincial Archeological Institute official, picks up a piece of bone from a recently discovered bronze vessel in Xi'an Photo: XINHUA/PHOTOSHOP7:00AM GMT 13 Dec 2010

"It's the first discovery of bone soup in Chinese archaeological history," the Global Times quoted Liu Daiyun of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology as saying.

"The discovery will play an important role in studying the eating habits and culture of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)."

The soup and bones were discovered in a small, sealed bronze vessel in a tomb being excavated to make way for the extension of the airport in Xian, home to the country's famed ancient terracotta warriors, the report said.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8198196/Archaeologists-find-2400-year-old-bowl-of-soup-in-China.html