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!
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!
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
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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