400 burials found on Giza Plateau

Published on November 30th, 2010 | by Admin

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The burials of 400 ‘poor’ people, dating back between 2,700 to 2,000 years ago, have been found on the Giza plateau in Egypt.

The burials were found beside a 200-meter long ancient wall called the ‘Wall of the Crow,’ that was first constructed in the time of the pyramids.

“These graves are generally poor, with little or no grave goods, and belong to people on the lower end of the socio-economic scale,” wrote archaeologist Jessica Kaiser.

“There is a high incidence of haematological disorders present in the [bone] material, suggesting a sub-standard diet for this population,” she said.

Moreover, the men appear to be in worse shape than the women.

“Traumatic injuries (fractures and dislocations) are almost exclusively occurring in the males, suggesting a definite difference in lifestyle between the sexes,” wrote Kaiser.

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