June 4, 2009
‘Witch bottle’ found with contents intact
Builders in London discovered an intact 17th century
witch bottle, a wine jug containing hair, finger nail clippings, pins and urine, researchers said.
The researchers told British Archeology that the bottle, believed to be the first found with its contents intact, was discovered at a construction site in the Greenwich district of London, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.
The researchers said an analysis of the bottle's contents reveal that the owner was a smoker and the length of the finger nails indicates wealth.