January 8, 2013

No Holy Grail, however

Filed under: Uncategorized — acagle @ 12:01 pm

Archaeologists Unearth Agricultural Suburb at Ancient City of Petra

An agricultural suburb and other finds unearthed at Petra by archaeologists from the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project suggest that extensive terrace farming and dam construction in the ancient desert city began some 2,000 years ago, not during the Iron Age as had been previously hypothesized.

The successful terrace farming of wheat, grapes and possibly olives, resulted in a vast, green, agricultural ‘suburb’ to Petra in an otherwise inhospitable, arid landscape.

I wonder if it’s even possible to do it anymore?

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