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Armenian City of Ani: Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds 
Ani, Armenia
The Armenian city of a thousand and one churches.

Kamsarakan (2001) writes: "An active sesame seed crushing industry existed in Ani, where an oil mill has been excavated"

Archaeologist Rafet Cavusoglu excavated cereal storage units during excavations of the Lake Van castle of Haykaberd. Unfortunately, no mention is being made of the Armenian origins of the castle. That being said, 2,800 year old Armenian seeds were identified and an attempt is being made to sprout the seeds. 

Haykaberd is located in Hayotz Dzor, or the Valley of the Armenians. The history of the Armenian Highlands is rich in the Armenian ethnos. 

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