Watermelons were said to have come from the Kalahari Desert in Africa where they grow wild.  The first recorded depiction of a watermelon harvest is seen in the Egyptian hieroglyphics nearly 5,000 years ago. Watermelon somehow made their way to China by the 10 century where they were cultivated.  In the 13th century, watermelon was spread through the rest of Europe via the Moors.

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