Mysterious Pair Buried With Flowers—Oldest Example Yet

Aromatic sage and mint lined graves found on Israel's Mount Carmel.

A double grave revealed the skeletons of an adult male and an adolescent who were buried with flowers some 12,000 years ago.

Image of the 125 Anniversary logo Imprints of stems and blossoms stamped into the dirt of ancient graves are the oldest definitive proof of flowers decorating graves—a common practice around the world today—a new study says.