The elixir of immortality has been found: a bronze vessel with a mysterious liquid was found in an ancient Chinese graveBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-elixir-of-immortality-has-been-found-a-bronze-vessel-with-a-mysterious-liquid-was-found-in-an-ancient-chinese-grave
Throughout history, mankind has been struggling to invent a substance that gives eternal life. It looks like the elixir of immortality has finally been found. A bronze vessel with an unusual liquid was found in a burial site that is more than two thousand years old in China.
What is included in the composition of the mystical substance, find out from our material.The legendary elixir of immortality has been mentioned more than once in ancient Chinese texts. Recently, he was found in a bronze vessel hidden in a two-thousand-year-old burial, experts say.
Chinese sages and nobles have been trying for thousands of years to find a remedy that will give them eternal life. Unfortunately, attempts to create this substance have not been successful.In a jug found in the grave of a noble family from the time of the Western Han Empire (202 BC — AD 8), there were 3.5 liters of unknown liquid.
Experts say that this liquid will help shed light on the guesses of the ancient Chinese about how to achieve immortality.At first, archaeologists thought they had found an ancient alcoholic drink, because the smell of alcohol emanated from the substance.In addition to the jug with the mysterious elixir, archaeologists found a large number of painted clay vessels and bronze artifacts in the grave, as well as the remains of a nobleman buried in it. The burial area is 210 square meters.
Laboratory studies have shown that the substance consists of potassium nitrate and alunite, which are not poisonous, but are used in the production of pesticides, fertilizers and rocket fuel.Cases when the court nobility and the emperors themselves drank toxic elixirs are a common thing for ancient China. The first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, sent whole expeditions to find the legendary island where the reserves of mystical liquid were stored, helping a person to become immortal.To be eternally young and healthy is a dream as long as human civilization. Until now, enthusiasts are struggling to unravel the mystery of the composition that gives immortality. Perhaps his secret lies at the bottom of a vessel found recently in China. But, apparently, this elixir did not work on the owner of the grave.