Pomegranates in eastern Mediterranean contexts during the Late Bronze Age

  title={Pomegranates in eastern Mediterranean contexts during the Late Bronze Age},
  author={Cheryl Ward},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={529 - 541}
  • C. Ward
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • History
  • World Archaeology
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