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February 12 2014

Drug References Found on Walls of Ancient Egyptian School


Archaeologists working in the western desert of Egypt have discovered a school dating back about 1,700 years that contains ancient Greek writings on its walls, including a text about ancient drug use that references Homer's "The Odyssey."

The school which contains benches that students could sit on to read, or stand on and write on the walls dates back to a time when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, and Greek was widely spoken.

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