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Even Egypt's Ancient Rulers Suffered From Hunger And Disease
2013-03-07 06:24:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A long-standing belief that ancient Egyptian governors and rulers lived the high life is being called into question. A recent excavation of the Qubbet el-Hawa necropolis, in the region of Aswan, has offered up evidence that not even the wealthy rulers of the time could avoid hunger, malnutrition, disease and high infant mortality rate. Researchers from the University of Jaen, along with anthropologists from the University of...


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