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How did ancient people escape the summer heat (2)

(Chinadaily.com.cn)    10:33, July 28, 2016

Hiding food in the well

Culture Insider: How did ancient people escape the summer heat

  A well [Photo/gmw.cn]

During the Qin (221-207 BC) and Han (202 BC-AD 220) dynasties, for common people, the most common way to cool off is by using their wells. Some families put an urn in the well as a cold closet, or put food in a basket and lowered the basket into the well with a rope. Actually, ancient people don't need cold beverages, as well water was the best drink in summer.


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