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When was arsenic discovered?

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February 23, 2012 3:09AM

Arsenic compounds were mined by the early Chinese, Egyptian and Greek civilisations. So, arsenic has been around and in use in different ways since antiquity - long before it was first documented (which is the first credited discovery) by Albertus Magnus, a German scientist, in 1250.