Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Antiquity vol 83, no.319, March 2009

Antiquity Volume 83 No.319

For those who have subscriptions or academic access, the following article in Antiquity may be of interest:

C.A. Hellier and R.C. Connolly
A re-assessment of the larger fetus found in Tutankhamen's tomb
As noted by Geoffrey Chamberlain, the two baby girls found in Tutankhamen's tomb were probably his stillborn heirs. More controversially he suggested that they were twins, although one appeared to be larger than the other. Here new research on estimating the age of a fetus is shown to support the twin hypothesis, while recent work on Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome explains why they could be such different sizes.

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