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Luxor Times: 21 Jan 2016

Luxor Times

Thursday 21 January 2016

Almost 6000 years old case of Scurvy discovered in Egypt

Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, minister of antiquities announced today the discovery of the first case of Scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency) in ancient Egypt. 
AKAP (Aswan-Kom Ombo archaeological project) directed by Dr. Maria Carmela Gatto and Dr. Antonio Curci discovered a skeleton of a child who died younger than one year old was buried in predynastic Nag Quarmila settlement. (3600-3800 BC) 

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