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Ancient irrigation may have spread disease

Analysis of Nubian mummies from along the Nile suggests that the plague of schistosomiasis may have been spread due to irrigation techniques in place at the time they lived. About 25 percent of mummies in the study dated to about 1,500 years ago were found to have Schistosoma mansoni, a species

The black pharaohs of Kush

AFP has put out an interesting stories about the archaeological goings-on in the Nubian Desert of northern Sudan. There is not a tourist in sight as the sun sets over sand-swept pyramids at Meroe, but archaeologists say the Nubian Desert of northern Sudan holds mysteries to rival ancient Egypt.