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When and where first petroleum was discovered?

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When and where first petroleum was discovered?
posted Jul 26, 2018 by Salil Agrawal

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Petroleum, in one form or another, has been used since ancient times.
More than 4000 years ago, according to Herodotus and Diodorus Siculus, asphalt was used in the construction of the walls and towers of Babylon; there were oil pits near Ardericca (near Babylon), and a pitch spring on Zacynthus. Great quantities of it were found on the banks of the river Issus, one of the tributaries of the Euphrates. Ancient Persian tablets indicate the medicinal and lighting uses of petroleum in the upper levels of their society.

answer Jul 26, 2018 by Hanifa Mammadov
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