Very good day to all of you,
Great news coming in daily as usual. Today, here is a piece of good news, that liquid found inside an ancient wine vessel unearthed in Shaanxi province is considered to be the earliest wine in China's history.
This wine vessel, about 3,000 years old, made of bronze was discovered in a noble's tomb of the West Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC - 771 BC) in Shingushan mountain in Baoji city.
It was reported in Xinhua that the liquid is strongly believe to be the oldest wine discovered in China. Amazingly, the vessel, one of the six discovered in the tomb, could be heard to contain a liquid when it was shaken.
However, the liquid remains a mystery because there was no appropriate tool to open it at the excavation site. Moreover, it was very interesting fact to note that the cover of the vessel was pretty solid. No wonder it is still intact till date. As a result, it will keep us excited of its outcome.
A prohibition device of, 95 cm-long by 21 cm-height was also unearthed with the wine vessels at the same tomb, which is also the first of this kind unearthed in Baoji. It indicates that the people of Zhou displayed it on the table so as to drink in moderation.
Why they do so? This was because wine became a symbol of corruption as Shang officials, 1600BC-1046BC) used to drink excessively.
The second artifact may suggest to us that Corporate Social Responisibility, CSR, had been introduced and implemented at that time to alert the danger of excessive consumption of wine to the public at an Early date. As such, this long healthy practice needs to be maintained and sustained, in fact at a much higher level so as to make society better off.
In this respect, great gratitude and appreciation should be given to them for taking so much trouble to keep this old stuff for the future generation. This practice is still maintained to date amongst some quarters. Now, it becomes clear why they did so.
As the excavation work is still underway at the site, more items are expected to be found. Now, I am pretty sure everyone is curious to know the liquid in the vessel.
Please keep us informed of the latest development. Thanks and look forward to hearing from you,