How Ancient is the Rose?
- – Roses are seen in numerous fossil beds estimated to be 25 million years old.
- – The first mention of the rose is on Mesopotamian clay tablets which date 5000 years old.
- – A picture of a rose appears in frescoes of a Knossian palace at Crete, built in 1600 B.C.
- – The oldest Egyptian hieroglyph related to the rose dates back to 1400 B.C.
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