200-year-old mineral water bottle

A jar of mineral water discovered from the Baltic Sea bottom, part of Poland, is considered the oldest in the world for the type of bottled mineral water.

A jar of mineral water discovered from the Baltic Sea bottom, part of Poland, is considered the oldest in the world for the type of bottled mineral water.

The vase is described as still in good condition, still closed mouth with cork. The words 'Selters' are engraved on the body .

Polish archaeologists found this 30cm high-water jug ​​in the wreck of a shipwreck, 12.2m deep in the sea, near Gdańsk Bay on the Polish coast.

Supposedly produced around 1806-1830, brown jars containing mineral water are thought to be rare because most of these bottles are closed at the time that contain beer or wine.

Picture 1 of 200-year-old mineral water bottle Photo 1 of 200-year-old mineral water bottle
Photo: National Maritime Museum, Gdansk

Daily Mail quoted Dr. Tomasz Bednarz as saying the team had decided not to open the lid so it was unclear how the 200-year-old mineral water was in the bottle.

In addition to the mineral water bottle, scientists also collected a small bowl, some ceramic parts and several samples of food.

Selters is a luxury mineral water brand in Germany, which became popular among wealthy Europeans in the nineteenth century.

This mineral water stream was discovered around 1000 on the northern slope of the Taunus, Hesse (Germany) mountains.

Many people believe that moderate drinking of Selters mineral water will be beneficial to health.

Somehow, this mineral water stream dries out, while in the early nineteenth century Selters mineral water was still a typical drink in the diet of the rich.

In 1896, a group of enthusiasts from Selters organized a search to try to find the legendary springs.

The Daily Mail also said that archaeologists hope through this mineral water bottle will be clearer than the shipwreck that it has simply taken with the F-33-31 number, maybe this is a ship each cargo transports goods along the Baltic Sea.