Big news out of the United Kingdom recently has been the birth of Prince George, third in line to the throne and a future king. The birth of William and Kate’s firstborn has created a media frenzy second only to the royal wedding, and you can just bet that flowers were there to greet the little one and his new parents.
The oldest funerary flowers have been discovered in Israel, scientists believe. Buried by a culture called the Natufian people, the first to form actual cemeteries, the adult male and adolescent child were buried together with sage and mint. Impressions of the delicate plants were the only traces left behind other than the skeletons.