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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 2:56 p.m. PST

…Warfare 2,000 Years Ago.

"Ancient Persians were familiar with chemical warfare 2,000 years ago. Researchers who examined an ancient grave filled with Roman soldiers believe they have found oldest archaeological evidence of chemical warfare ever found.

As preciously mentioned in our article, war between Romans and Persians lasted 721 years. It was the longest human conflict in history.

On one occasion, ancient Persians were lying in wait as the Romans dug a tunnel during a siege. They used the opportunity to pump in toxic gas, produced by sulphur crystals and bitumen. The Roman soldiers died within minutes. Skeletons belonging to 20 Roman soldiers' discovered underground in Syria, show clear signs of the use of chemical weapons…."
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