Biblical Archaeology Review 45:6, November/December 2019

Zenon’s Flour: Grains of Truth from Tel Kedesh

By Andrea M. Berlin

Ancient documents abound with obscure terminology. Even the names for such staples as wheat can evade modern attempts to match them with the wheat strains cultivated in the ancient world. Grain remains excavated at Tel Kedesh in northern Israel may finally shed light on some of the elusive wheats that appear in the famed Zenon Archive from the third century B.C.E.

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