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Mysterious Liquid Bottles Discovered At George Washington’s Mount Vernon Home After Being Buried Over 250 Years Ago

An interesting discovery was made at George Washington’s historic estate, Mount Vernon.

While digging in a cellar for a revitalization project, an archeologist discovered several glass bottles filled with a mysterious liquid.

Archeologist Nick Beard, who made the discovery, was shocked the liquid could survive nearly three centuries.

Beard stated, “Just the fact that there was liquid at all. That, right there, sets off alarm bells.”

The liquid is now being sent to a lab to verify what exactly the substance was.

Watch a recap of the discovery:

Here’s what Fox News reported:

Archaeologists recently discovered two glass bottles filled with a mysterious liquid at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.

The archaeologist who found the bottles, Nick Beard, told FOX 5 DC that he was digging in the mansion’s cellar as part of a revitalization project.

Beard found the top of a bottle, and then the whole bottle, before noticing a second bottle. Astoundingly, the bottles contained a liquid that had miraculously survived the past three centuries.

“Just the fact that there was liquid at all. That, right there, sets off alarm bells,” Beard said. “If there’s water, or liquid, pooling in there like that, that means it’s very intact, it’s in very good shape.”

Per MSN:

Archaeologist Nick Beard was gently pushing aside the hardened dirt in the basement of George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, Va., last fall when he spotted the mouth of a glass bottle.

Beard worked his trowel a little more and the neck of the bottle emerged. Not that unusual, he thought. Archaeologists find lots of bottle fragments.

But as he dug, more of the object appeared. “It kept [getting] larger and larger,” he said.

He stuck his finger in the mouth to see if he might wiggle the piece loose. “And my finger came back wet,” he said. “I thought about it for a half-second longer and said, ‘Oh, my God, my finger is wet,’” he recalled.

“I got my flashlight out and shined it in there, and the thing is completely full of liquid,” he said.


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