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Old March 9th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World

Very interesting article on possible chemical warfare use by the Persians against the Romans in 256 AD during the siege of Dura-Europos .

Ancient 'cold case' traced to chemical warfare - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience - msnbc.com
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Old March 9th, 2011, 01:24 PM   #2

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Just acquired this book in the same vein:

Greek fire, poison arrows, and scorpion bombs :biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world by Adrienne Mayor.

I'm interested in the scorpion bombs.
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