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Antibiotics - 2000 years old

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posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 07:05 AM
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A bio -anthropologist has found a wast amount of tetracycline in mummies from Nubia. The patent for antibiotics was officially patented 1950s.

The Nubian drank it as beer ranging from 2 years. The source are seeds located buried in the earth, which was infected by a Bacteria like mold called streptomyces which produces tetracycline to kill other bacterials.

Antibiotics in nature




posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 09:55 AM
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a reply to: Saturnalia

It might be interesting to read an article about this. Have you read one? If so, could you give us a link to it?



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 10:03 AM
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en.wikipedia.org...

Nubian mummies studied in the 1990s were found to contain significant levels of tetracycline; the beer brewed at the time could have been the source.[21] Tetracycline sparked the development of many chemically altered antibiotics, so has proved to be one of the most important discoveries made in the field of antibiotics.


news.discovery.com...

"Given the amount of tetracycline there, they had to know what they were doing," said co-author George Armelagos, a biological anthropologist at Emory University in Atlanta. "They may not have known what tetracycline was, but they certainly knew something was making them feel better."


www.sciencedaily.com...

Even the tibia and skull belonging to a 4-year-old were full of tetracycline, suggesting that they were giving high doses to the child to try and cure him of illness, Nelson says.


Just from searching for a few sources it certainly seems they had some degree of awareness of what they were doing which makes this story a whole lot more fascinating for me.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 10:16 AM
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Sry im trying to understand how it worksi in here but below posted them.




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