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Date palms grown from 2,000-year-old seeds

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Seven date palm trees have been grown from 2000-year-old seeds that were found in the Judean desert near Jerusalem.

The seeds – the oldest ever germinated – were among hundreds discovered in caves and in an ancient palace built by King Herod the Great in the 1st century BC.

Sarah Sallon at the Louis L Borick Natural Medicine Research Center in Jerusalem and her colleagues previously grew a single date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera) from one of the seeds. The team has now managed to grow a further six.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2232464-extinct-date-palms-grown-from-2000-year-old-seeds-found-in-israel/

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That's astonishing !

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