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One Thousand Year Old Eggplant Discovered in Israel

Test tubes containing various botanical seeds found in the refuse pit. Credit: Eliyahu Yannai, courtesy of the City of David


The earliest evidence of the arrival of eggplants in this Israel has come to light in the City of David, the archeological site of ancient Jerusalem: A 1,100-year-old refuse pit found in Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in the Jerusalem Walls National Park reveals dietary habits in the Early Islamic period.

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