A jug found in an old Chinese tomb presumably with the “elixir of immortality”

A jug allegedly found from an old Chinese tombA photo from open sources

Tomb in Luoyang city of Henan province of China, archaeologists found back in the fall of last year. The burial was then attributed to the dynasty. Western Han, which means that everything that was found in it is over two millennia.

It was not only the good preservation of the remains of this that surprised scientists tombs, but also many different bronze, jade and ceramic products. For example, a goose lamp may well to decorate any historical museum of the world.

But the most striking find was a sealed jug, in which turned out to be a yellowish liquid of unknown purpose. At first, archaeologists thought it was wine because the liquid smelled alcohol. Moreover, wine from sorghum and rice in these places manufactured even in ancient times.

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However, recent laboratory studies have shown that the liquid is much more interesting: it contains alunite and nitrate potassium, and according to Taoist texts, these chemicals were used for the preparation of the elixir of immortality. Here’s what it says about it About the head of the Luoyang Institute of Archeology, Shi Jia Zen:

The find is certainly unique as it’s such a drink means getting a tool of knowledge of how in ancient times people created unique medicines and drugs, striving for eternal youth and immortality. Of course, is unlikely to help scientists create the coveted elixir, however, with From a historical point of view, the find is very valuable.

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Even if there was an elixir in the jug (albeit not immortality, so the extension of youth), as they used two thousands of years ago, no one knows. And it’s unlikely to try this liquid Does anyone decide. Alunite in it, of course, is harmless, but nitrate excessive doses of potassium – simply toxic to the body person.

There is also speculation that this yellow liquid simply served for some rituals, for example, she contributed more direct and easy way for the deceased to the afterlife. Like her used at the same time (externally or internally), say again difficult. The search for the answer to all these questions continues …

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