A BOTTLE containing a mystery liquid dating back to the time of Jesus Christ has been hailed as a “unique” discovery after being unearthed in Russia.
The 2,000-year-old artefact was uncovered on the site of the Phanagoria city, which was founded in the 6th century BC.
The ancient city was the largest Greek settlement on the Taman peninsula in the present-day Krasnodar Krai region of Russia.
The extraordinary object was discovered in the grave of a warrior in the Eastern Necropolis of the city.
Vladimir Kuznetsov, head of the expedition, described the discovery as “unique”.
He said: "The discovery of the large glass filled with unknown liquid in the sarcophagus of the Phanagorian horseman warrior is unique.”