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The Sordid (But Fascinating!) History of Poison

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Approximately 1400 B.C.

References to poison have been found in many ancient writings. One of the earliest examples is an incantation to Gula, Sumerian goddess of health and spells, who was invoked against those who use poisonous potions for evil.

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