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A date with history

The Judean date palm was extinct. But 2000-year-old seeds discovered at Masada in 2005 were planted at Kibbuts Ketura by Drs Elaine Soloway and Sarah Sallon (see here). The resulting trees were named Methusala and Hannah. Their dates were just … Continue reading

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Return of the Judean Date Palm

(Thanks to Charlie) Latest news on the progress of the oldest known tree seed ever to germinate originally reported in my newsletter in Nov 2012. Dr Elaine Solowey of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is working hard to revive … Continue reading

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Natural medicines from Jerusalem

The Natural Medicine Research Unit for the Study of Complementary, Alternative and Integrated Medicine at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem is exploring some ancient methods to cure modern day ailments. The centre even germinated a 2,000-year-old Judean date palm seed. … Continue reading

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Ancient tree may help cure diseases

On Kibbutz Katura, I saw Methuselah – a Judean date palm that scientist Elaine Solowey planted on Tu Bishvat from 2000-year-old seeds discovered by archeologists at Masada. Now scientists believe that the tree’s ancient genetic properties could have major medical … Continue reading

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