Cache of century-old spirits discovered in Israel

Israeli archaeologists stumbled upon quite the fined this week while excavating some 250,000-year-old flint tools. The archaeologists unearthed a large stash of liquor bottles that belonged to British soldiers in World War I, according to Town and Country.

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the find near the city of Ramle yesterday and stated that the hundreds of bottles were discovered near a British garrison belonging to the Egyptian Expeditionary Force commanded by General Edmund Allenby, dating to 1917.

Excavation director Ron Toueg said uniform buttons, belt buckles and riding equipment were also found. The bottles include gin, whiskey and wine. But, don’t expect them to show up at auction: sadly they are all empty. [T&C]