Monday, May 23, 2011

Nubian Mummies Tell a Tale

A tale of disease in 1500 year old Nubian mummies shows a sizable percent of the mummies had schistosomiasis with the studies hopes to find ways of curing the disease in modern times. The fascinating subject is being studied in two ancient Nubian populations with different environments.

The Kulbnarti people existed about 1200 years ago when the Nile flooding was at an extreme and the Wadi Halfa population 1500 years ago when the level of the Nile was much lower.

Photo: Dennis Van Gerven

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