While a team of builders was setting power lines in Russia, they stumbled upon one of the most bizarre archaeological finds – the golden-plated bong of an Aryan king. Nobody expected the quest for expanding national energy levels to be this intriguing.
Dated around 2,400 BC, the recently unearthed golden bongs were found in a stone chamber hid under a dense layer of clay, probably because the ancient warlords cared so much for their stash.
After the thick, black residue from inside the bongs was tested, it was revealed that it originated from burnt cannabis mixed-up with opium that was presumably smoked by the tribal leaders who were of Scythian origin, a nomadic warrior tribe with territories stretching from central Europe to Asia between 900 BC and 400 AD.
What makes the discovery even more special is the fact that these golden bongs are the oldest artefacts of this kind so far, and who knew Russians had other hobbies apart from drinking vodka? Among the ancient bongs, archaeologists also unearthed golden jewelry, mostly consisting of cups, rings and necklaces that have afterwards been displayed in a Russian museum.
Historians now believe that the Scythians combined cannabis buds with opium and smoked it through these recipients before going to war. It’s possible that this habit was also used as a form of recreation in times of peace, but its intended use was to be inhaled before a battle in order to lift up the spirits of men who would then terrorize their foes with tremendous battle screams.
The famed Greek historian Herodotus once wrote:
Scythians used a plant to produce smoke that no Grecian vapor-bath can surpass which made them shout aloud.
thus revealing the ancient origins of the cannabis plant and its many usages. It appears that our ancestors had several ways of finding “miraculous” plants which helped them in battle, and also in dispersing pain or relaxation.
Alas, the Nordic people who venerated the so called “pagan gods” were also taught how to sort and take different substances which briefly altered their body and conscious. Because they used different local plants and mushrooms to partake in orgies, festivals or even for inter-human relations, we cannot help but think of who offered them all the information.
Were they able to find the plants on their own, or is it possible that the guidance came from elsewhere?