Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Old Seeds

Noah's Ark may have been found, but that's nothing. Goryeo Dynasty lotus seeds successfully sprouted. That's an old seed, buddy.
A Lotus has been grown from a 700-year-old seed which dates back to Korea's Goryeo Dynasty.
The plant has been grown in Haman County, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
The flower has been grown from one of the 10 lotus seeds discovered during an excavation of an ancient castle last year.
Scientists at the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, have confirmed two of the seeds to be as old as 650 years and 760 years, respectively
The county also planted the eight other seeds and three of them sprouted. (HNN)


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