Before Judaism: The 8,000-year-old History of Pomegranate Reverence

Why Persia’s Xerxes armed his soldiers with images of fruit on their spears, rather than spikes, and other pomegranate facts

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PomegranatesCredit: \ Eliyahu Hershkovitz
Ruth Schuster
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Hieroglyph shows a peasant couple harvesting papyrus, with pomegranate trees below. Credit: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
Spoon with pomegranate branch motif - Egypt, New Kingdom, late Dynasty XVIII, probably reign of TutankhamunCredit: Daderot



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