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The Sordid (But Fascinating!) History of Poison



Egypt, approx. 300 B.C.

Our records of Egypt only date from about this time, because Egyptians were fiercely secretive about their temple practices. However, we do know that Egyptians found a powerful poison in, among other places, peach kernels. This poison is now known to be a form of cyanide.

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