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EA 41603 (British Museum)

"EA 41603 (British Museum)" is copyright  2008 by James G. Mundie. All rights reserved.  Reproduction prohibited.

pen and ink drawing, 8 x 6 inches, 2008

While visiting the British Museum in London, I came across this skull of an Egyptian child of the 22nd dynasty (945-716 BCE) who suffered from osteogenesis imperfecta (a.k.a., “brittle bone syndrome”). I found this to be a remarkable example of disease in the ancient world.



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