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Kernel
Date Made/Found: 1550-30 BC
Collector: Collected by Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Donor: Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Material and Medium: Organic material
Dimensions: Length 23mm
Place Object Found: Luxor
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J17.10.80.36
This is a stone or kernel of an olive (Olea europaea) found at the Ancient Egyptian site of Thebes (Luxor). Olives were imported into Egypt by around1900 BC and were then cultivated widely in the Fayum, a fertile region to the south of Cairo. This preserved olive was collected by Sheffield antiquarian Reverend Greville J. Chester (1830–1892).

Text courtesy of Joann Fletcher.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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