Egypt says it’s unearthed large animal mummy, …

Egypt says it’s unearthed large animal mummy, likely a lion:

There are lion burials from the predynastic period at Hierakonpolis, which are the ones mentioned in this article. It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to find more, given that we believe they were kept as symbols of power and fear. I’m wondering why they say it’s a mummy, though. The photo doesn’t seem to show mummification. Have to wait and see, I guess.

Archaeologists unearth ancient settlement in S…

Archaeologists unearth ancient settlement in SE Turkey:

Good heavens, that’s an old sewer, but I shouldn’t be surprised by that. Other Neolithic sites like Göbekli Tepe show how advanced the civilisations were at that time, so sewers should be expected, I reckon.

3,000-year-old Egyptian wheat genome sequenced…

3,000-year-old Egyptian wheat genome sequenced for first time:

The Egyptians talked about emmer wheat all the time in the texts, giving an indication of how important it was in their diet. I didn’t know, though, that it wasn’t really part of Western diet any more. Very interesting.

First genetic history of Rome reveals migratio…

First genetic history of Rome reveals migrations and diversity from ancient and medieval periods:

Honestly, this shouldn’t be a surprise, but it’s really nice to have suspicions confirmed. It’s the one thing the racists get wrong when they bring up Rome as a supposedly ‘white’ society. It was the furthest thing from.

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