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Human Skeletal Remains



Year of publication 2011
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Description The present chapter will endeavour to give en anthropological and paleopathological study of skeletal remains excavated during the seasons 1999-2005 in the two quite separate and markedly distinct areas of the Memphite tomb of Horemheb (New Kingdom Necropolis, Saqqara, Egypt). The most frequent age of death of the children found was between 2-5 years. The most common age at death in women was estimated between 20-30 years, while the age of death of men was mainly between 40-50 years. It was exceptional for both sexes to live to a higher age. Pathological changes were found from nearly all main categories of diseases (congenital anomalies, joint diseases, inflammations, haematological disorders, dental diseases, some unclear pathologies and benign tumors), except for malignants tumours.

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