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Opium farming in Persia, 19th century

Opium farming in Persia, 19th century

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Opium farming in Persia, 19th-century artwork. Opium poppies being farmed in Persia (what is now Iran). Juice from the poppy flower bud is used to produce opium, which is the raw material for the drug heroin. Artwork from the 22nd volume (second period of 1898) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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