More Bottles of Cherries Found Buried at George Washington's Home

It seems like the cherry madness is not going to end anytime soon in Mount Vernon, Virginia. The latest news from the home of George Washington has revealed that more bottles of cherries have been found buried on his property.

Mount Vernon officials reported that a total of 26 cherry bottles were discovered during an excavation project on the grounds of Washington’s estate. This comes after 479 bottles were uncovered earlier this year, bringing the total number to a whopping 505 bottles.

Here are some interesting facts about the recent discovery:

  • The newly found bottles are believed to be from the same time period as the previous ones, dating back to the 18th century.
  • The cherry bottles were found buried in three separate locations – east of Washington’s mansion, near his kitchen and at a spot where he used to fish.
  • Out of the 26 bottles, 16 were still intact while the rest were broken. This indicates that these bottles were used and discarded by Washington himself.
  • These bottles are not just any ordinary containers. They were specifically designed for holding cherries and some even had embossed labels with “Washington” engraved on them.
  • Experts say that Washington was known to have a fondness for cherries and may have even grown them on his estate.
  • The cherry bottles are just one of the many interesting artifacts that have been found at Mount Vernon. Other discoveries include pottery, tools, coins, and even animal remains.

But why were these bottles buried in the first place? According to archaeologists, it was common practice during Washington’s time to bury objects that were no longer needed or had broken. This allowed for better use of space and also helped with waste management.

The discovery of these cherry bottles has sparked excitement among historians and archaeologists alike. It provides further insight into the life of the first U.S. President and his daily activities on his estate.

As for now, these bottles will undergo further examination and preservation in order to be displayed at Mount Vernon’s museum. Visitors can soon expect to see these cherry bottles and learn more about Washington’s love for cherries.

The uncovering of these bottles has once again brought attention to George Washington’s legacy and serves as a reminder of the rich history that lies within Mount Vernon. Who knows what other hidden treasures are waiting to be discovered? Only time will tell.

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