Fossilized pollen unlocks secrets of 2,500-year-old royal garden

This is an artist's rendering of Ramat Rahel site. Researchers have long been fascinated by the secrets of Ramat Rahel, located on a hilltop above modern-day Jerusalem. The site of the only known palace dating back to the kingdom of Biblical Judah, digs have also revealed a luxurious ancient garden. Since excavators discovered the garden with its advanced irrigation system, they could only imagine what the original garden might have looked like in full bloom -- until now.

Fossilized pollen unlocks secrets of 2,500-year-old royal garden

Researchers have long been fascinated by the secrets of Ramat Rahel, located on a hilltop above modern-day Jerusalem. The site of the only known palace dating back to the kingdom of Biblical ...

Thu 16 Feb 12 from Phys.org

Ancient Biblical city 'blooms' again

An ancient royal garden has come back into bloom in a way, as scientists have reconstructed what it would've looked like some 2,500 years ago in the kingdom of the biblical Judah.

Mon 20 Feb 12 from FOXNews

Ancient Biblical Gardens 'Bloom' Again

A reconstruction of the garden from excavated pollen reveals a paradise of exotic plants.

Sat 18 Feb 12 from Livescience

Secrets of ancient royal garden revealed

JERUSALEM, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Israeli researchers say ancient pollen deposits helped them reconstruct the layout of 2,500-year-old royal gardens near modern-day Jerusalem.

Mon 20 Feb 12 from UPI

Fossilized pollen unlocks secrets of ancient royal garden

This is an artist's rendering of Ramat Rahel site. Researchers have long been fascinated by the secrets of Ramat Rahel, located on a hilltop above modern-day Jerusalem. The site of the only ...

Thu 16 Feb 12 from Biology News

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