In Photos: Ancient 'Noah' Skeleton Discovered in Iraq

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Ancient Skeleton

Credit: Penn Museum, 2014.
A 6,500-year-old skeleton rediscovered in the basement of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia was originally unearthed in 1929-1930 by a team of scientists…Read More »

led by Sir Leonard Woolley at the site of Ur in what is now southern Iraq. Here, the skeleton, which was coated in wax in the field and lifted whole along with surrounding dirt.    Less «
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