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Archaeologists at George Washington’s Mount Vernon find 35 bottles full of preserved fruits

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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Archaeologists working at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate have found 35 bottles full of preserved fruits dating back more than 250 years. The bottles were discovered in a group of five storage pits in the mansion’s cellar. Mount Vernon officials said Thursday that 29 bottles were still intact, some containing cherries and others containing berries. Officials said the berries are likely currants or gooseberries. The fruits found inside each bottle have been extracted and are being refrigerated on-site in advance of scientific analysis. The bottles, on the other hand, are...

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