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Did ancient Persians boil water for safety?
If the ancient Indus knew about purifying water, there's no reason to assume Cyrus didn't. His tribe was the Medes, although he ended up as the king of Persia; and like the Indus, the Medes came off the steppes where Zarathura was born.

The "fire and water" (in the post above)is interesting but might be overstating a rather simple precautionary measure-- avoiding dysentary.

OR!-- perhaps Cyrus liked the particular taste of water from than river. Kinda like someone today drinking Perrier water in preference to Polad Spring water.
Alan J. Campbell

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Re: Did ancient Persians boil water for safety? - by Alanus - 04-24-2011, 09:38 AM

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