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3,300-year-old burnt wheat found in Israel

A number of large storage jars filled with burnt wheat have been found in Tel Hatzor National Park in Israel.

A team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) uncovered 14 large pithoi-style bulk storage jugs filled with the wheat inside what was a storage room in a monumental, palace-like building from the Canaanite period (2,000-3,000 BCE), the INPA said on Monday.

After the jars are fully exposed the researchers will transfer them to conservation and restoration laboratories. Afterwards, the palace will be covered up again until the next excavation season.

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Story: Sharon Udasin, The Jerusalem Post | Photo: Sharon Zuckerman

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