• Searching for Silphium
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  • Release time: 2022-06-01
  • silphium
  • silphion
  • archaeobotany
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From luxury spice to medical cure-all, silphium was a product coveted throughout the ancient world and occupied an essential place in the export economy of ancient Cyrene. The mysterious extinction of the silphium plant in the 1st century CE leaves us with little evidence as to the exact nature of this important agricultural product.

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Briggs, L.; Jakobsson, J. Searching for Silphium. Encyclopedia. Available online: https://encyclopedia.pub/video/video_detail/323 (accessed on 03 July 2022).
Briggs L, Jakobsson J. Searching for Silphium. Encyclopedia. Available at: https://encyclopedia.pub/video/video_detail/323. Accessed July 03, 2022.
Briggs, Lisa, Jens Jakobsson. "Searching for Silphium," Encyclopedia, https://encyclopedia.pub/video/video_detail/323 (accessed July 03, 2022).
Briggs, L., & Jakobsson, J. (2022, June 01). Searching for Silphium. In Encyclopedia. https://encyclopedia.pub/video/video_detail/323
Briggs, Lisa and Jens Jakobsson. ''Searching for Silphium.'' Encyclopedia. Web. 01 June, 2022.