Evidence Of Ancient Chemical Warfare

| 15/01/2009

(ScienceDaily): A researcher from the University of Leicester has identified what looks to be the oldest archaeological evidence for chemical warfare — from Roman times. At the meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, University of Leicester archaeologist Simon James presented CSI-style arguments that about twenty Roman soldiers, found in a siege-mine at the city of Dura-Europos, Syria, met their deaths not as a result of sword or spear, but through asphyxiation. Go to article

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