Ancient Egyptian Funerary Garden Discovered in Luxor

Researchers have theorized that lettuce and palm trees were once planted there to honor the dead.

Archaeologists have long known that ancient Egyptians planted funeral gardens to honor their dead. Illustrations of these gardens are etched onto tomb walls, amidst scenes that show how the deceased wanted their funerals to be carried out. But experts have been unable to find physical evidence of the botanical burial rite until recently, when an excavation team working in Luxor unearthed a 4,000-year-old grid of plant beds…[READ MORE]

Source: First Evidence of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Garden Found in Luxor | Smart News | Smithsonian

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