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Etruscan warrior prince actually a princess

The bones of an Etruscan warrior prince found last month in Italy are actually the remains of a middle-aged woman. When the team removed the sealed slab blocking the tomb, they saw two large platforms. On one platform lay a skeleton bearing a lance. On another lay a partially incinerated skeleton.

The oldest known case of heart disease

A CT scan has identified the earliest known case of heart disease in a 3,550-year old Egyptian princess. Thomas and his colleagues reported 18 months ago on a study of 16 mummies, in which they found hardening of the arteries in nine. Eight of those nine were older than 45 when

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