Sunday, June 15, 2008

Live Date Palm Growing from a 2,000 Year-Old Seed

The Methuselah Tree

MSNBC is reporting that a sapling has sprouted from a 2,000-year-old date-palm seed excavated in a storage room at the Masada site. This particular tree, the "Judean Date," is now extinct in Israel/Palestine, but it is particularly interesting to scientists because of its possible medicinal properties. Click here for the full story.


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