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Traces of opiates found in ancient Cypriot vessel
Eurekalert ^ | October 2, 2018 | University of York

Posted on 10/08/2018 11:40:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Researchers at the University of York and the British Museum have discovered traces of opiates preserved inside a distinctive vessel dating back to the Late Bronze Age.

Vessels of this type, known as 'base-ring juglets', have long been thought to have links with opium use because when inverted they resemble the seed head of the opium poppy; they are known to have been widely traded in the eastern Mediterranean ca. 1650 - 1350BC.

Researchers used a range of analytical techniques to study a particular juglet housed in the British Museum, which is a sealed vessel, allowing the contents inside to be preserved. This meant that there was a rare opportunity for scientists to investigate what components might have survived.

Initial analysis by scientists at the British Museum showed that the juglet residue was mostly composed of a plant oil but hinted at the presence of opium alkaloids, a group of organic compounds derived from the opium poppy, and that are known to have significant psychological effects on the human body.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: cyprus; dietandcuisine; godsgravesglyphs; opiates
The base-ring juglet resembles the seed head of an opium poppy [British Museum]

The base-ring juglet resembles the seed head of an opium poppy [British Museum]

1 posted on 10/08/2018 11:40:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

2 posted on 10/08/2018 11:40:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: SunkenCiv

Whatever you do, don’t tell Jeffery the Innocent some ancient had a good time.


3 posted on 10/08/2018 11:46:27 PM PDT by heights
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To: heights
I'm sure he first encountered opiates during his tours in Vietnam.

4 posted on 10/08/2018 11:47:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: SunkenCiv

so have government officials seized it yet “for the good of society” (and personal profit)?


5 posted on 10/08/2018 11:48:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: SunkenCiv

Probably wants them for himself, and his boy toy Rosen.


6 posted on 10/08/2018 11:49:13 PM PDT by heights
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To: a fool in paradise
From the workmanship, I'd guess that the potter was potted when he made the jug.

7 posted on 10/08/2018 11:49:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: SunkenCiv

so there are traces of poppy seed oil in it.

Poppy seeds can test positive for opioid use in a urine drug test.

How do they know it was narcotic?


8 posted on 10/08/2018 11:50:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: a fool in paradise
They've been "running their tests" for months, and just sobered up enough to publish the results, that's how. ;^)

9 posted on 10/09/2018 12:07:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: SunkenCiv
The base-ring juglet resembles the seed head of an opium poppy

No, it does not.


10 posted on 10/09/2018 12:10:29 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Every time a lefty cries "racism", a Trump voter gets his wings.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

and the dope fiend calls a marijuana cigarette a ‘roach’ because it resembles a cockroach

- Know Your Dope Fiend


11 posted on 10/09/2018 12:13:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Jeff Chandler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcuMqreUDBY

Wasn’t this originally a firesign theater bit?


12 posted on 10/09/2018 12:15:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s why they call it the “High Seas”.


13 posted on 10/09/2018 12:32:27 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SunkenCiv
The word of the day is

JUGLET


14 posted on 10/09/2018 12:48:45 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Every time a lefty cries "racism", a Trump voter gets his wings.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Land of the Lotus Eaters.

15 posted on 10/09/2018 1:02:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: Jeff Chandler
I love juglet chip cookies.

16 posted on 10/09/2018 1:04:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: SunkenCiv

But you never share them. ;o]

‘Face


17 posted on 10/09/2018 1:56:31 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Common sense is not a gift. It's a punishment. You have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh God...a crisis

Send federal crime fighting grants now !


18 posted on 10/09/2018 1:59:08 AM PDT by wardaddy (I don’t care that you’re not a racist......when the shooting starts it won’t matte)
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To: wardaddy
Send Bond. James Bond.

19 posted on 10/09/2018 2:15:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: Monkey Face

;^)


20 posted on 10/09/2018 2:15:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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