Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A poor boy’s grave – How did a teenage Egyptian weaver end up with a “very nice” coffin?

Unreported Heritage News (Owen Jarus)

About 3,200 years ago, at a time when Egypt was recovering from civil war, a boy named Nakht worked as a weaver for a funerary chapel.

His diet was poor, he suffered from malaria and ultimately he died in his teenage years, likely not much older than 14.

His occupation may have contributed to his poor health. . . .

But now new research suggests that Nakht`s story is quite a bit more complex.

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