Pipe for Smoking Hemp, with Eight Pebbles

The ancient Greek historian Herodotus (4.73-75) wrote that some nomads used hemp as part of a communal ritual during a funeral. Hemp seeds would be tossed on top of hot stones, and the resulting fumes inhaled. This pipe, found with hemp and pebbles inside it, comes from a tomb at Berel and provides archaeological clear evidence in support of that practice.