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Roman soldiers killed by chemical weapons

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posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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Very interesting article : www.livescience.com...
There is a pic also..

chemical weapons-- 2000 years ago......


The remains of 20 men who died almost 2,000 years ago may have fallen foul to an early chemical weapon.

The 19 Roman soldiers were defending the Syrian city of Dura-Europos from the Persians when they rushed in to an underground tunnel and were met with a lethal enemy they couldn't fight with their swords - a wall of noxious thick black smoke. The remains of a single Persian soldier were also found at the scene.

These 20 men, who died in A. D. 256, may be the first victims of chemical weapons..new analysis of those materials published in January in the American Journal of Archaeology finds that the soldiers likely did not die by the sword as the original excavator believed. Instead, they were gassed..


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posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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Might be aliens? I hope thats a joke! Chemical and biological weapons were used in these times, we just dont have huge amounts of evidence as a skeleton maimed by a sword leaves more evidence than death by smoke inhilation



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Seems the Zionist do a pretty good job (if you believe them) on the jews they say the Nazi's killed in a gas chamber...



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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According to the article they died from smoke inhalation.

How is that related to chemical weapons? Is everyone who dies in a fire the victim of chemical weapons?



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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Very interesting. This kind of ties into the whole OOPART branch of knowledge along with the antikythera mechanism and other things. This may not be new technology. It's probably forgotten. As it said in the article, chemical warfare was prevalent in ancient times. I wouldn't be surprised if the weapon used was similar to Greek Fire. Modern man has tried to recreate Greek Fire but we still have not been able to duplicate it. Alchemy...?


Greek Fire



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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Ofcoarse its use of chemical weapons, they were burning the chemicals (which names I dont remember, but they left traces on the walls) and that smoke killed the soldiers. They wouldnt be dum,b enough to start a fire themselves in a tunnel, give the romans a bit more credit! Chemical weapons can be many things, its the use of chemical compounds to cause harm or death to someone which any fire can do by burning up available oxygen in the area or in this case an added chemical causing toxic smoke



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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I believe that they have replicated Greek fire and that they believe that some descriptions of its use were just exagerated. If you look through history warfare etc is often exagerated and 3 men killed becomes 10 or an archer killing a knight from 50 yards becomes 100 etc



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