Fruit seeds help archaeologists shed light on 2,000-year-old imperial garden

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Archaeologists have developed a clear image of a 2,000-year-old imperial garden found in south China's Guangdong Province by studying more than 100,000 seeds found in an ancient well at the relic site.

Various kinds of vegetation, including banyans and waxberries, were planted more than 2,000 years ago in the imperial garden, which belonged to the ancient state of Southern Yue, archaeologists report.

The garden is the oldest imperial garden to be excavated in China.

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