In biblical times the Judean date palm was prevalent in the Judean Desert the Dead Sea Jericho and the Sea of Galilee Jericho was actually known as the 'city of palms' Although there are many date palms all over Israel today these do not originate from the biblical date palm In 2008 the same team was able to germinate a single ancient palm seed Researchers measured the seeds and found that they were much bigger than modern examples This would indicate that the Judean dates were bigger than those today Science Alert quotes the researchers as saying that "several types of Judean dates are also described in antiquity including the exceptionally large 'Nicolai

Biblical plant regrown from ancient seeds

Years ago archaeological digs at an ancient palace built by King Herod uncovered seeds of the long-lost Judean date palm In 2005 one of these seeds was planted and successfully germinated and now researchers report they have had success with six other seeds which are now growing in Israel The researchers hope that they will []

A much sought after commodity in the ancient world the fruit from the Judean date palm was considered to have significant medicinal economic and symbolic value in the southern Levant At one time a staple food of the Judean Desert the fruit was heralded for its quality

The Judean Date Palm Tree is the stuff of legends and that's what happened to it Once flourishing in antiquity this iconic tree of Judea slowly died outUNTIL Yes that's right! In 1960's at an excavation of Herod the Great's palace a 2 000 year jar was unearthed

The date palm seeds were found in the ancient palace fortress built by King Herod the Great as well as in caves located in southern Israel between the Judean Hills and the Dead Sea The team of scientists led by Sarah Sallon of the Hadassah Medical Organisation in

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

Seed of extinct date palm sprouts after 2 000 years

2010/2/15Topic: AncientSeeds # 2 My thoughts: A reader sent me this information on an ancient date palm which if only 2 000 years is a fantastic event That seeds remain viable that long be it 2 000 or 4 000 years gives me hope that no matter what we will survive globel warming with

Scientists have cultivated plants from date palm seeds that languished in ancient ruins and caves for 2 000 years This remarkable feat confirms the long-term viability of the kernels once ensconced in succulent Judean dates a fruit cultivar lost for centuries The results make it an excellent candidate for studying the longevity of plant seeds

When only compared to the cultivars the ancient Date seeds were still larger: 24 55% wider and 34 06% longer However the contrast in seed size is even more marked when comparing ancient seeds and current wild Date Palms: The Judean Date Palm seeds

This study which confirms the long-term survival of date palm seeds provides a unique opportunity to rediscover the origins of a historic date palm population that existed in Judea 2000 years ago The characteristics of the Judean date palm may shed light on aspects of ancient cultivation that contributed to the quality of its fruit and is thus of potential relevance to the agronomic

An ancient storage jar containing date palm pits (seeds) was found and the seeds had stayed dry over the past 1800 years They were given by excavator Ehud Netzer to botanical archaeologist Mordechai Kislev at Bar-Ilan University Tel Aviv who kept them in a drawer for 40 years - until 2004

2010/2/15Topic: AncientSeeds # 2 My thoughts: A reader sent me this information on an ancient date palm which if only 2 000 years is a fantastic event That seeds remain viable that long be it 2 000 or 4 000 years gives me hope that no matter what we will survive globel warming with

The Judean Date Palm Tree is the stuff of legends and that's what happened to it Once flourishing in antiquity this iconic tree of Judea slowly died outUNTIL Yes that's right! In 1960's at an excavation of Herod the Great's palace a 2 000 year jar was unearthed

2018/8/13The group is now trying to sprout more ancient seeds in hopes of obtaining a which would allow the researchers to potentially begin an entire grove of once extinct Judean date palms! Imagine tasting their sweet rich fruit that has not been enjoyed in many hundreds of years likely since the Crusades of the Middle Ages

People Places and Things in the Hebrew Bible: Date Palms

An ancient storage jar containing date palm pits (seeds) was found and the seeds had stayed dry over the past 1800 years They were given by excavator Ehud Netzer to botanical archaeologist Mordechai Kislev at Bar-Ilan University Tel Aviv who kept them in a drawer for 40 years - until 2004

In 2008 the same team was able to germinate a single ancient palm seed Researchers measured the seeds and found that they were much bigger than modern examples This would indicate that the Judean dates were bigger than those today Science Alert quotes the researchers as saying that "several types of Judean dates are also described in antiquity including the exceptionally large 'Nicolai

Named "Methuselah" for its extreme inveterate growth the 2 000 year old Judean date palm has produced viable offspring! Agricultural expert Elaine Solowey from the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at Kibbutz Ketura in Israel shared the good news with National Geographic "He is over three meters [ten feet] tall he's got a few offshoots he has flowers and his pollen is good

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Seeds of Judea: Scientist grow six date palms from 2 000-year-old seeds found in a box at an Israeli archaeological site after injecting them with hormones that encourage growth and rooting Hundreds of seeds were found at an archaeological site in the Judean desert The seeds were found to be older than the Dead Sea Scrolls – 2 000 []