Chemical warfare – ancient Persian-style

Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 02:28 am
Ancient Persians were the first to use chemical warfare when they gassed Roman soldiers with toxic fumes 2,000 years ago, researchers found.
Archaeologists studied the bodies of 20 Roman soldiers found in Syria 70 years ago and Dr Simon James, a researcher at the University of Leicester, solved the mystery of their death.

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Source: Independent, 15.01.09, page 17
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Wikipedia: Dura-Europos
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 05:15 am
@Walter Hinteler,
carbon monoxideand sulfur dioxide. That can ruin yer day pretty good. Fist ya suffocate from inside out and then you burn your lungs with sulphurous acid.
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