Apparently these pieces were created for Kings and other members of the royal family, as they are made of solid gold…very different from the Bongs we use nowadays. Believed to have belonged to the Scythians, a nomadic warrior race who conquered large portions of Europe and Asia between the 9th century BC and the 4th century AD. The black residue found on the bowls allowed researchers to confirm the use of Cannabis and Opium. If correctly dated, these would be the oldest bongs in existence.
Check out a few lower res photos below!