Photo: "Methuselah" Tree Grew From 2,000-Year-Old Seed



One of a handful of 2,000-year-old seeds (top) from the fortress of Masada in present-day Israel grew into a date palm plant (bottom) called Methuselah in 2005.

A study released in June 2008 confirms the plant is the oldest sprouted seed in the world.

Photos by Guy Eisner/Courtesy of Science Magazine


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