Saturday, April 28, 2007

Experts bone up on ancient riddle
A RIDDLE of ancient Egyptian bones has been solved by two experts at Bolton Museum.

But they intend to keep people guessing - for the moment.

Two unique linen-wrapped bundles containing remains which could be up to 2m years old were unearthed in the early 1920s by celebrated archaeologist Sir Flinders Petrie, who excavated many of the most important sites in Egypt.

Well. What a weird article. If one takes them at their word ("2m" = 2 million?), they're talking about fossils. They also say this:
The bundles were originally discovered at the site of Qau el-Kebir in Middle Egypt, months after several tons of fossilised bones

Suggesting the fossilized bones of extinct critters. So let's see, 2 million years would be the late Pliocene maybe early Pleistocene. . . . .