Asian Geographic

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Romansandg­reeks

From around 500 BCE, the Romans used lead in aqueducts, water pipes, baths and cooking pots. By the 2nd and 1st centuries BCE, the poisonous effects of lead were known to both the Greeks and Romans

China

Lead has often been found in bronzeware of the Erlitou culture (c. 2100 to 1800 BCE) in Eastern China. The most common artefacts found are drinking vessels from the Yin dynasty (c. 1600 to 1046 BCE). However, over time, the lead would leach into the grape and rice wines, and its use fell out of favour

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Lead piping used to transport water to wealthy Romans’ villas
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