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8 Mummy Finds Revealing Ancient Disease


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 493 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Whether laid to rest in a simple grave or a grand tomb, the human body rarely survives the sweep of time. But in a few places where people deliberately mummified their dead, or the environmental conditions were right--very dry or wet--flesh and bone are



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Comments

Jo S. (492)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:07 pm
Marty, thank you so much for a very thought provocative story!
Noted & shared.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:08 pm
Very interesting, thanks!
 

Sara V. (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 6:05 pm
I was absolutely disgusted by the pro-fluoride propaganda linked to at the end of this interesting article about ancient maladies. Ingesting fluoride has been proven to lower both IQ and bone density. The dental benefits of fluoride are to be had from applying it topically only (i.e. not swallowing it.) Communities here are deciding against fluoridation for this reason. Is National Geographic being sponsored by the aluminum-smelting companies who will have nowhere to dump/sell their toxic byproduct (fluoride) after it is no longer put into our drinking water?
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:24 pm
Poor baby. That child should be re-interred. I find it disgraceful the way the dead are treated. Someone loved that baby, and the death of a child is always a tragedy...not an opportunity for scientific study. What if that baby was your own child?
 

John S. (300)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:22 am
Interesting article.
 
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