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NEWS: Egyptian-Nubian soldier skeleton discovered by Dr. Irene Forstner-Müller

20130515-171342.jpg(Source: Luxor Times).

“Dr. Ahmed Essa, the newly appointed Minister of State for Antiquities, announced the discovery of a skeleton of a young soldier in a late Roman site of Hisn Al-Bab to the south of Aswan.
The Austrian Archaeological Institute mission directed by Dr. Irene Forstner-Müller, discovered a residential construction which is most likely dated back to the Heraclian dynasty (610–695 A.D)

Dr. Essa said that the discovered skeleton is in a good condition and the preliminary study of the bones refers that he served in the military for a long time and died at the age of 25 to 35 years old. The skeleton’s identity was not identified but probably it belongs to an Egyptian soldier from Nubian origins” – via Luxor Times.

Read more here.

You can access the mission’s website here.


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