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Recreating Ancient and Medieval Plants?

Source: After 1,500 years, frankincense returns to the Holy Land in time for ChristmasClicking this link will lead to an external site.

Our stated purpose is to research and re-create the arts and sciences of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Well, a botanist in Israel is literally recreating Ancient and Early Medieval agriculture.

In 2005, Dr. Elaine Solowey successfully began growing an ancient date palm from a 2,000 year old seedClicking this link will lead to an external site.! Clearly not the type of person to let extinction have its way, Dr. Solowey is now growing frankincense plants that disappeared from Israel 1,500 years agoClicking this link will lead to an external site..
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