Thousand-year-old pit in the Negev Itamar Taxel and Yoel Raskin

Desert Farmers in Israel Invented Unique Farming Method 1,000 Years Ago

Method of growing trees in pits irrigated by groundwater began in the Negev, and spread throughout the region despite the Crusader invasion

A thousand years ago, farmers in the inhospitable Negev developed a unique method of sustainably farming the terrible land, which that would be adopted throughout the region. The remnants of their agricultural...

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