The First Written Mention of Armenian Honey – 401 BC

The First Written Mention of Armenian Honey

“In Armenia, the Hellenes found a large number of beehives, from which precious honeycombs were obtained. But those who ate it (the honey) fell ill with some strange disease since those who ate this honey lost their minds and became like the dead.

And since many ate it because of its sweet taste, a large number of people were lying on the ground as if they had fallen in war.

However, the next day, almost simultaneously, everyone came to life, gradually regained their ability to reason, and rose to their feet. Their physical condition was as if they were saved from poisoning.”

Diodorus Siculus, ancient Greek historian. “Historical Library”, Chapter XXX, 1-2

Arshaluis Zurabyan

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