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Chinese reported to have drilled holes in ground using bamboo to extract oil
Alexander the Great used flaming torches of petroleum to scare his enemies.
The army of Kir II used Absheron oil in weapons of fire to invade castles and cities
Plutarch described oil bubbling from the ground near Kirkuk in present day Iraq
Marco Polo recorded visiting the Persian city of Baku, on the shores of the Caspian Sea in modern Azerbaijan, he saw oil being collected from seeps for use in medicine and lighting
Italian traveller, Pietro Della Valle, spoke about great amounts of black oil around Baku; it was cheap and brought lots of income to the shah every year.