Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ancient Scythian Gold drug paraphernalia discovered in Russia

Archaeologists in Southern Russia have unearthed what they deduce to be two 2,400 year-old pure gold "bongs".

The ornate drug kit was discovered in a buried chamber, covered in clay and lined with stones. Other gold items weighing 7 lbs were also found.

Archaeologists believe the treasures belonged to the Scythians, a nomadic people who ruled over a vast area from Eastern Europe to Central Asia from the 9th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D. They did not leave permanent settlements but constructed great burial mounds called kurgans, which still exist from the Black Sea to Mongolia.

Legend says Scythians smoked cannabis and opium in order to alter their state of mind before going into battle.

"Scythians used a plant to produce smoke that no Grecian vapor-bath can surpass which made them shout aloud," wrote the ancient Greek historian Herodotus of the Scynthian warriors.
The "once-in-a-century" discovery offered a glimpse into the little-understood lives of Scythians, who ruled vast areas of Eurasia for a thousand years 2,400 years ago.

Ornately embellished with depictions of humans and animals, archaeologists found the golden vessels in a vast grave mound in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia.

See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/06/scythian-gold.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/05/golden-graves-of-ancient-vani.html