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Gold bongs from Scythians’ era discovered in Caucasus mountains

Russia's Caucasus Mountains.
Russia’s Caucasus Mountains. Image by Whewes / CC BY 2.0

Archaeologists have discovered a set of 2400-year-old gold bongs in a grave mound in Russia’s Caucasus Mountains. They date back 2400 years ago to the time of the Scythians who ruled a large part of Eurasia for a thousand years. According to the analysis of the residue, the vessels were used to hold a mix of opium and cannabis. They are elaborately decorated with scenes depicting warriors and animals. Read more: independent.co.uk