4,000-year-old olive seeds unearthed in SE Turkey

December 7, 2018 - General

When Augustus Caesar rose to become the first Roman emperor, in 27 BC, the seeds recently unearthed by Turkish archeologists were already 2,000 years old.

Some of the recently found olive seeds [Credit: Gaziantep University]Those same seeds, found during excavations in Kilis, along the Turkish-Syrian border, have a vintage dating back four millennia — around the time the Great Pyramids of Egypt were built.

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