In Photos: Remains of Epidemic Found in Ancient Egypt

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Bonfire site

Credit: Photo by N. Cijan © Associazione Culturale per lo Studio dell’Egitto e del Sudan ONLUS.
Archaeologists working at the Funerary Complex of Harwa and Akhimenru in the west bank of the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor) have uncovered…Read More »

the remains of a body-clearing operation created during an epidemic that ravaged Thebes in the third century A.D. This image shows a bonfire where many of the victims were ultimately incinerated. Two skulls, two bricks and a jug are visible in this image. [Read full story]   Less «
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