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Ancient medicine found in Roman shipwreck

This is an exciting discovery: underwater archaeologists examining a shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany have found a tin containing medicine which dates back over 2,000 years. A multi-disciplinary team analyzed fragments of the green-gray tablets to decipher their chemical, mineralogical and botanical composition. The results offer a peek into the

2,000-year-old pills shed light on ancient medicine

A small cache of pills have been found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck, prompting an investigation into their medical properties. Around 130 B.C., a ship, identified as the Relitto del Pozzino, sank off Tuscany, Italy. Among the artifacts found on board in 1989 were glass cups, a pitcher and ceramics, all of