Holy smoke: Ancient Israelites Used Cannabis as Temple Offering
Analysis of altar residue shows worshippers burned pot at a Judahite desert shrine – and may have done the same at the First Temple in Jerusalem.
The ancient Israelites used cannabis in their religious rituals, archaeologists were stunned to learn by analyzing charred residues on a 2,700-year-old altar unearthed in a desert shrine.
The weed traces were found on one of the altars that once stood in the temple at Tel Arad, in Israel’s Negev desert.
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Ariel David ~ Haaretz.com ~