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dc.contributor.authorBerlin, Andreaen_US
dc.date2019-03-01
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-14T18:57:58Z
dc.date.available2020-05-14T18:57:58Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-01
dc.identifier.citationAndrea Berlin. 2019. "Zenon’s flour: grains of truth from Tel Kedesh." Biblical Archaeology Review, Issue November/December, pp. 34 - 40.
dc.identifier.issn0098-9444
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40882
dc.description.abstractAccording to one of the Zenon papyri, In 259 BCE the Ptolemaic courier Zenon stopped at the site of Kedesh, located today in northern Israel, to pick up some flour. In our excavations at this site from 1999-2011, we uncovered an enormous public administrative building with several storerooms filled with large jars. In one room fourteen locally made storage jars lined the walls. Phytoliths taken from the jars turned out to be identifiable as Triticum aestivum, commonly known as bread wheat. This may allow a scientific identification of “Syrian wheat,” a strain first mentioned in third century BCE Egyptian papyri as part of a package of agricultural innovations introduced by Ptolemy II Philadelphus.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 34 - 40en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBiblical Archaeology Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofBiblical Archaeology Review
dc.titleZenon’s flour: grains of truth from Tel Kedeshen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Religionen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.mycv494085


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