‮שדות אסורים. הפרג והאופיום מימי קדם ועד ימינו‬‎ Forbidden Fields. The Poppy and Opium from Ancient Times till Today

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Gania Dolev.


Etan Ayalon, Hagit Sorek.


Tel Aviv, Israel, 2006. 59 pp., 133 pp.*, illustrations: 99 col., 15 b&w, 23.8 × 17.2 cm. Hebrew and English.


Eretz Israel Museum (30 May–31 December 2006)


The role of the poppy plant and its opium derivative throughout the ages. With sections on use of the poppy in Eretz Israel and its environs: during the biblical period, during the period of the Mishnah and Talmud, amongst oriental Jews (for medicinal purposes), etc. Exhibits included an ancient chancel screen from a synagogue or church in Eretz Israel (p. 61), and a Hanukkah lamp from Afghanistan which was kindled by poppy seed oil (p. 33). No itemized listing.

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Archaeological findsHanukkah lampsSynagogue chancel screens

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