Drug Hub: UN report on Israel’s star role in narcotics trade

Vessels Offer Window Into Ancient Use of Drugs

JERUSALEM — A thriving Bronze Age drug trade supplied narcotics to ancient cultures throughout the eastern Mediterranean as balm for the pain of childbirth and disease, proving a sophisticated knowledge of medicines dating back thousands of years, researchers say.

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/aug/11/news/adfg-narcs11

Jews and the Opium Wars

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