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Ancient distillery expected to unveil mystery of origin of China's spirit making

Ancient distillery expected to unveil mystery of origin of China's spirit making
trefwoorden: China - distilleerderij - 13e eeuw - sterke drank
Archaeologists believe, after a year's research, that an ancient distillery unearthed in east China's Jiangxi province can help unveil the mystery of the origin of China's spirit-making history.
Dating back to the imperial Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), the distilled spirit brewery found in Lidu, an ancient township, is the most essential find so far in the research of the country's spirit-making history, Xu Pingfang, president of the Archaeological Society of China, said at a recent awarding ceremony of archaeology discoveries.
Considered the earliest and the best-preserved ancient site of spirit making in China, the Lidu brewery was listed as one of the top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2002.

Lees verder bij: China Daily (20 oktober 2003)