The Archaeology Of Inequality

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Burial grounds often hold evidence of the inequality of people in ancient civilisations. For example, non-elite cemeteries in Amarna, Egypt held many bodies of young Egyptians with evidence of widespread malnutrition and hard labour. Many children at the North Tombs Cemeteries had spinal injuries that suggest they often carried heavy loads. Their shared graves and lack of grave goods in this cemetery contrast greatly with the opulence of the golden burial chamber of Tutankhamun, the last of the pharaohs of the Amarna period of ancient Egypt. Read full article here

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