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Vikings traded for Persian silk

Silk fragments found in a burial mound suggest trade networks existed between the Norwegian Vikings and Persians. In the Oseberg ship, which was excavated nearly a hundred years ago, more than one hundred small silk fragments were found. This is the oldest find of Viking Age silk in Norway. At the time

Earliest victims of chemical warfare found

The skeletons of 19 Roman soldiers and a single Persian soldier who died during the siege of Dura may be the earliest victims yet found of chemical warfare. Almost 2,000 years ago, 19 Roman soldiers rushed into a cramped underground tunnel, prepared to defend the Roman-held Syrian city of Dura-Europos from