A couple of pottery vessels filled with meals for the afterlife were found in an ancient tomb in Xinyang, Henan province, China. The find is dated over 2000 years to the past.
Experts made a preliminary evaluation that the bones found within the cauldrons come from the front limb of a cow. The two vessels are a complete set, with the “jian” vessel outside and the “fou” vessel inside. In ancient Chinese culture, the jian was used to hold water while the fou was used for wine.
The precise date of the find was not revealed yet, but the the ruins in which the discovery was made are known to belong to the ancient state of Chu, one of the kingdoms that existed in China between 700 and 200 BC.
(after Asiawire, People’s Daily Online & New Kerala)