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2,400-year-old ‘bongs’ used by kings to smoke cannabis and opium are dug up in Russia

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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 06:45 PM

Two ‘bongs’ which were used by tribal chiefs to get high have been discovered in Russia.
But rather than the cheap plastic things teenagers buy down the market, these bongs are made of solid gold.
Archaeologists found thick black residue in the bongs, and determined that they were used to smoke cannabis and opium in a ceremonial setting.
It is thought the impressive implements belonged to the Scythians, a nomadic warrior race who ruled large swathes of Europe and Asia between the 9th century BC and the 4th century AD.
This mean the bongs could be 2,400-years-old, making them some of the oldest in existence.

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Got this this from my Youtube feed.

Who smokes weed before heading into battle??.. sounds counter productive , slows you down relaxes you make you wanna chill, I say getting drunk or some other kind of stimulant would have done a better job smoking weed would seem like a post battle activity to me..maybe that's why there are no Scythians??

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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 07:01 PM
Not necessarily, look up the origins of the assassins, it may surprise you.

posted on May, 31 2015 @ 07:21 PM


posted on May, 31 2015 @ 07:25 PM
No small wonder governments and authority always fail.

posted on May, 31 2015 @ 07:28 PM

But in terms of historical information obtained from this discovery, it does add valuable data to the history of cannabis use.
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edit on 5/31/2015 by Blaine91555 because: Snipped resonse to off topic post.

posted on May, 31 2015 @ 07:34 PM


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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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