2000 Years Without a Date.
No, this is not about The da Vinci Code and whether Mary Magdalene was a disciple or something else. It is about some date seeds found at Masada and that apparently after 2000 years, one of them has been encouraged to sprout. The researchers soaked it with nutrients and enzymes which would have deteriorated over the 2 millennia since they were buried (carbon dating was used to estimate their age). Cool.
Now they can make some genuine Judean date squares to go with the barbecue of the red heifer that people are trying to breed to bring forth Armageddon.