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Byrsa Man
Human Mummy
File:Https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/Tunisie jeune de Byrsa 17.jpg
Biographical Information
Name(s) Arish
Age 19 - 24
Sex Male
Status Unknown
Height 1.70 m
Source
Culture Phoenician
Date(s) 6th Century BC
Site
Current Location
Location National Museum of Carthage
Catalog #

Biography

The Tomb of the Young Phoenician man was dicovered by a gardener in 1994. He had been asked to plant a tree at the entarance of the Museum of Carthage.A 4m deep shaft that lead to the tomb was discovered. The tomb "consisted of 2 sarcophagi carved in the sandstone." While the sarcophagus to the right was empty, the left one contained the skeleton of the young man of Byrsa. He was found "lying on his back, his arms bent on his abdomen."

Mummification

Sevearal items were found at the site ; including 

Studies

Pathology

Additional Info

External Links

Refrences

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/phoenician-young-man-byrsa-european-ancestry-03895.html https://www.aub.edu.lb/museum_archeo/Documents/Introduction%20to%20the%20Young%20Phoenician%20Man%20of%20Byrsa%20-%20Carthage.pdf

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