Monday, 29 November 2010

Burials of 400 'poor' people unearthed near Giza

Archaeologists have excavated burials of 400 people-dating between 2,700 and 2,000 years ago-on the Giza plateau in Egypt.

Research has shown that these individuals were malnourished and lacked grave goods, reports Archaeologydailynews.com.

The burials were found beside a 200-meter long ancient wall called the 'Wall of the Crow,' that was first constructed in the time of the pyramids.

"These graves are generally poor, with little or no grave goods, and belong to people on the lower end of the socio-economic scale," wrote archaeologist Jessica Kaiser.

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