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Gallery: Old bones reveal historical health problems

Gallery: Old bones reveal historical health problems

作者:公嶙  时间:2018-02-26 07:01:02  人气:

By Tom Simonite See a slideshow of skeletons from the exhibition. Just like a modern-day crime scene investigator, archaeologists can tell a lot about a person from their remains. A new London exhibition gives visitors a chance to see for themselves the traces left by disease and diet on 26 skeletons recovered from beneath London. From cancer-afflicted inhabitants of Roman Londinium to an 18th-century church official with signs of gluttony in his bones, the skeletons were drawn from more than 17,000 held by the Museum of London. See a slideshow of skeletons from the exhibition. The Skeletons exhibition is at the Wellcome Collection, London,