Ancient Skeleton Re-discovered In Philadelphia Museum After 85 Years

Ancient Skeleton Re-discovered In Philadelphia Museum After 85 Years!

I knew there were weird things going on in Museums! But that is really unexpected!

Researchers at Philadelphia's Penn Museum have re-discovered a 6,500-year-old human skeleton inside a storage room that had been tucked away and forgotten since the 1930's, 6500 year-old ancient skeleton discovered in philadelphia museum august 2014, Ancient Skeleton rediscovered at Philly museum, The Penn museum announced on August 5 2014 that it had rediscovered in its own storage rooms a 6,500-year-old human skeleton believed to have been a man at least 50 who stood 5 feet, 9 inches tall. Photo: Matt Rourke, Ancient Skeleton rediscovered at Philly museum, 6,500-year-old human remains are displayed at the The Penn Museum, part of the University of Pennsylvania, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. The museum announced Tuesday that it had rediscovered in its own storage rooms a 6,500-year-old human skeleton believed to have been a man at least 50 who stood 5 feet, 9 inches tall. The remains were originally excavated from southern Iraq around 1930. Museum officials said the complete human skeleton had been stored in a coffin-like box but with no trace of identifying documentation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke), 6,500-year-old human remains are displayed at the The Penn Museum, archeological discovery, skeleton in Museum, museum acheology, weird things, strange things, amazing things, archeology, penn museum, philadelphia museum, august 2014
The Penn museum announced on August 5 2014 that it had rediscovered in its own storage rooms a 6,500-year-old human skeleton believed to have been a man at least 50 who stood 5 feet, 9 inches tall. Photo: Matt Rourke

This skeleton was originally found by British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley around 1929/1930 in southern Iraq. It represents the remains of a 50-year-old man who survived an epic flood about 4400 BC. Before ending in the basement of the The Penn Museum in Philadelphia it was first shipped to London. Now researchers have just stumbled upon this ancient skeleton and are trying to identify its origin!

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Scientists discover 6,500-year-old skeleton had been hiding in the basement of a Philadelphia museum for 85 years

This is an amazing archeology find, isn’t it? In its own storage rooms. The Penn Museum, part of the University of Pennsylvania, announced Tuesday that it had ‘rediscovered’ a 6,500-year-old human skeleton believed to have been a well-muscled man of at least 50, who stood 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

Museum officials said the complete human skeleton had been stored in a coffin-like box in one of their rooms for the last 85 years.

Ancient: The skeleton has been nicknamed ‘Noah’ because records show the man survived an epic flood

Historical flashback

The re-discovered skeleton were first unearthed at the site of Ur, an ancient city near modern-day Nasiriyah, around 1929-1930. The major archaeological project, known as ‘The Royal Cemetery’, was lead by Sir Leonard Woolley. During the excavation, the team hit a layer of silt, a ‘flood layer’. He suggested Ur had been a small island in a surrounding marsh. Then a great flood covered the land in the Ubaid-era.

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