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Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved?

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The mystery of King Tut’s death might finally be solved, according to one scientist who argues that the secret to the young Pharaohs demise is hidden in plain sight.

 

Dr. Hutan Ashrafian, a lecturer and surgeon at the Imperial College London, says the key to the mystery lies in the art of the time, which depicted King Tut with highly feminine features, including enlarged breasts.

 

The enlarged breasts, he argues, are indicative of a condition known as gynecomastia, which, when added to a host of historical and familial evidence, indicates that Tutankhamun might have suffered and eventually died from temporal lobe epilepsy.


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‘An Iliad’: An ancient war story for our time

‘An Iliad’: An ancient war story for our time | Year 11 Ancient History | Scoop.it

At Studio Theatre, the retelling of Homer’s “The Iliad” as a one-man play explores the power of rage.

 

The Trojan War took 10 years to fight and had its origins, years before, on the day Zeus set his sights on a pretty young thing, turned himself into a swan, knocked her up and fathered a half-divine, half-human daughter named Helen, the girl with the ship-launching face. But the Iliad doesn’t start there. Its early pages take readers to the final few weeks of combat.


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David Connolly's curator insight, December 29, 2012 5:02 PM

This is a remarkable review of a new telling of the story, with resonance in the new age we are in

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Awesome Archaeology - Rebecca Rupp Resources

Awesome Archaeology - Rebecca Rupp Resources | Year 11 Ancient History | Scoop.it
For older readers, see National Geographic's Last Hours of the Iceman and NOVA's Ice Mummies. ... Also by Deem in the same format, see Bodies from the Ice (HMH, 2008) and Bodies from the Bog (HMH, 2003).
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Otzi The Iceman Suffered Head Blow Before Death, Mummy's Brain Tissue Shows - Huffington Post

Otzi The Iceman Suffered Head Blow Before Death, Mummy's Brain Tissue Shows - Huffington Post | Year 11 Ancient History | Scoop.it
Otzi The Iceman Suffered Head Blow Before Death, Mummy's Brain Tissue Shows Huffington Post Ötzi the Iceman, Europe's oldest mummy, likely suffered a head injury before he died roughly 5,300 years ago, according to a new protein analysis of his...
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Ötzi the Iceman Needed a Dentist

Ötzi the Iceman Needed a Dentist | Year 11 Ancient History | Scoop.it
Despite coming from society's upper echelons, Otzi the Iceman showed evidence of serious gum disease, cavities and dental trauma.

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Oldest 'Bog Body' Found with Skin Intact - Discovery News

Oldest 'Bog Body' Found with Skin Intact - Discovery News | Year 11 Ancient History | Scoop.it
Oldest 'Bog Body' Found with Skin Intact
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The cool, waterlogged conditions of Northern European bogs (a type of wetland) create low-oxygen, highly acidic environments ideal for body preservation.
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4000-Year-Old 'Bog Body' a Victim of Human Sacrifice - Fora.tv (blog)

4000-Year-Old 'Bog Body' a Victim of Human Sacrifice - Fora.tv (blog) | Year 11 Ancient History | Scoop.it
4000-Year-Old 'Bog Body' a Victim of Human Sacrifice
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It's unclear how old he was when he died, though forensic evidence suggests he was a young victim of human sacrifice; his body cut with numerous axe wounds and his back broken.
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Bog Bodies: The Ancient Dead - Listverse

Bog Bodies: The Ancient Dead - Listverse | Year 11 Ancient History | Scoop.it
Bog Bodies, or the Bog People, are extremely well preserved and ancient corpses that have been discovered all over northwestern Europe.
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