Opium has been used in Israel since the 14th century BC.

Opium has been used in Israel since the 14th century BC.

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 Opium has been used in Israel since the 14th century BC

In a grave pit in Tel Yehuda in central Israel, ceramic jugs with rings were found in which the remains of opium were found, which is the first physical evidence of the use of a hallucinogen in human history, dating back to the Bronze Age (XXXV/XXXIII – XIII/XI century BC). and I would say even in the Old World”, – said lead researcher and Dr. Vanessa Linares.

During the excavation, several late Bronze Age Canaanite graves and vessels with various remains were found. The study of organic remains showed that among them was opium.

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