In these bottles a hundred years ago were stored wine, whiskey, cider, gin and beer
Israeli archaeologists had never came across such artifacts during excavations.
Israeli archaeologists have discovered several hundred bottles of liquor belonging to British servicemen during the First world war. As reported in the Israel antiquities authority, experts searched for ancient flint tools, but ran into a warehouse with bottles.
In the place where you found bottles of gin, whiskey, beer and wine, in 1917, housed the British garrison. There archeologists have found buttons from uniforms, badges, shaving kits and equipment for horse riding.
A variety of brands of alcohol and was found in the same place fragments of Italian porcelain plates indicate that the bottles were stored in the officers ‘ club, not in the General army canteen .
Experts believe that bottles of alcohol were kept in the officer’s club
As noted specialist of the Department of antiquities of Israel Brigitte of Winona, Israeli archaeologists had never came across such artifacts during excavations. According to her, found bottles of alcohol were supplied to the British troops from Europe.
Troops of the British expeditionary force took Jerusalem in December 1917, and prior to that he spent 9 months preparing for a military operation in the camps in the Rambla and Sarabande.
Earlier, Israeli archaeologists discovered the manuscript of VII century BC that they believe is the earliest mention of Jerusalem in Hebrew outside the Bible.
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