S2 E10: Sprouting a Seed That Survived the Roman Siege

S2 E10: Sprouting a Seed That Survived the Roman Siege

Constant Wonder - Season 2, Episode 10

  • Apr 6, 2022 10:00 am
  • 40:36 mins

This seed could symbolize the resilience of an entire people. Atop a lonely desert fortress near the Dead Sea, a Judean date seed lay inert for over 2,000 years. We talk to the scientists who brought that tree to life, named it Methusaleh, and rejuvenated an extinct species. Guests: Elaine Solowey, Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture, The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies R.A., Ketura, Israel Sarah Sallon, Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel Jodi Magness, Professor of Archeology, University of North Carolina.