They have successfully sprouted a 2000-year-old date palm seed recovered from an archeological dig at Masada. Yes, that's the actual date on it. It was dated by carbon 14. They have taken a leaf from the seedling to analyze its DNA against that of present-day palms.
I hope it survives and thrives. I want to have its children... Um, that didn't come out right.
Ancient Palm Sprout