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The mystery of the lost Roman herb

The mystery of the lost Roman herb

BBC Future - Zaria Gorvett

Julius Caesar kept a cache of it in the government treasury and the Greeks even put it on their money. It was worth its weight in gold – but no one knows if it still exists. Long ago, in the ancient city of Cyrene, there was a herb called silphium. It didn’t look like much – with stout roots, stumpy …

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