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Official PA daily: Palestinians existed 3,000 years ago

By Osama Al-Issa:
Headline: “Palestinians imported cinnamon bark 3,000 years ago”
     “There are many proofs that Palestine imported cinnamon 3,000 years ago, according to a new study on relations between ancient Palestine and other countries in the region and in the world. Researchers examined the contents of 27 jugs from five 3,000-year-old archaeological sites in Palestine and found that ten of the jugs contained the cinnamaldehyde compound that gives cinnamon its aroma. This indicates that cinnamon spice was stored in these jugs. The hypothesis is that Palestine imported cinnamon from the Far East, as Israeli researchers have noted in a new study, and clearly, Palestine was connected to a broad trade network with other countries of the region. For example, researchers have found black pepper, which originated in India, in the mummy of Ramses II, the Egyptian pharaoh who lived more than 3,200 years ago. At that time the Phoenicians, who settled on the Palestinian coasts, sailed the Mediterranean Sea.”
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