Scientists examining 3,000-year-old rice grains recovered from an archaeological site earlier this year have successfully sprouted them and found them to be similar to a currently-growing variety.
3,000 year old rice current variety
Vietnam Net Bridge, 03 September 2010
Rice grains, supposed to date back to about 3,000 years ago at Den Citadel relic site in Hanoiâ€™s Me Linh District, are in fact a current rice variety, scientists said at a seminar held by the Agricultural Genetics Institute on Tuesday.
AND analysis indicates that the rice grains are completely similar with Khang Dan, a current rice variety, said Dr. Luu Minh Cuc from the institute.