Egyptian skeletons with toe rings found

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Admin

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Two skeletons with copper-alloy toe rings have been unearthed in a cemetery in Amarna, Egypt.

The toe rings were likely worn while the individuals were still alive, and the discovery leaves open the question of whether they were worn for fashion or magical reasons.

Supporting the magical interpretation, one of the rings was found on the right toe of a male, age 35-40, whose foot had suffered a fracture along with a broken femur above it.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Amarna Project

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