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NEWS: Egyptian cemetery in Amarna yields skeletons that spotlights plight of ancient commoners

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient cemetery at the Egyptian city of Amarna. The cemetery held the commoners, rather than the elites, of the city (Source: Huffington Post).

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient cemetery at the Egyptian city of Amarna. The cemetery held the commoners, rather than the elites, of the city (Source: Huffington Post).

“An analysis of more than 150 skeletons from a 3,300-year-old cemetery at the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna reveals fractures, wear and tear from heavy lifting, and rampant malnutrition amongst the city’s commoners.

The discovery, detailed in the March issue of the journal Antiquity, could shed light on how the non-elites of ancient Egyptian society lived” – via Huffington Post.

Read more here.

It’s great to be able to find out more about the lower classes of ancient Egyptian society. There is so much more to the history than kings and nobles!

 

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