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Zara Ravenwood
09-02-2007, 12:13 PM
Anyone know a list of poisons known in 1000 BCE Israel… or outside of Israel for that matter? Anywhere in the “old world" would help”.

BardSkye
09-03-2007, 03:24 AM
Err... I'm pretty sure most of the nightshade family of plants would have been around then. Hemlock, too.

Maybe try posting in the historical forum as well. Lots of fascinating links in there.

Zara Ravenwood
09-03-2007, 03:53 AM
Thanks. Though I think I'm going with atter venuim now.

wyntermoon
09-03-2007, 03:53 AM
Mmmm, arsenic. Does a body good.

Well, not really, but it does have a fascinating history.

Zara Ravenwood
09-03-2007, 04:10 AM
:) do you know if it was known as early as 1000 bce to be deadly? That's my problom, proving that they knew it could kill and knew the symtomes. Atter vemium appantly roots the body (I'm looking it up to confurm) so it can't be mestaken for a natreal death.
But a good list of posions might mean I can write a few sequls.