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Paleopathological And Molecular Study On Two Cases Of Ancient Childhood Leprosy From The Roman And Byzantine Empires
This study is based on the paleaopathology of leprosy on human skeletal remains and the detection of ancient Mycobacterium leprae DNA. Two cases of childhood leprosy were recognized. The first case was in a Roman necropolis ...
Buried with Turtles: The Symbolic Role of the Euphrates Soft-Shelled Turtle (Rafetus Euphraticus) in Mesopotamia
(Cambridge Univ Press, 2016)
Excavations at Kavus, an Hoyuk (southeastern Turkey) have revealed evidence of the use of turtles, tortoises and terrapins in post-Assyrian funerary practices. Of particular significance are the remains of the Euphrates ...