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Sleeping Beauty
Human Mummy
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Archeologist found a skeleton curled up on its side looking at herself in a bronze mirror. The 2,000 year old site located in what is now known as Ethiopia. Beside the curled up body was jewelry, eyeliner and a mirror. Researchers believe that the remains kept so well because they were buried under an overhang that protected her from the elements. Sleeping Beauty was probably a person of high status and was categorized with the wealthy. Aksum kingdom was said to be a powerful force in northern Ethiopia during the Christian era.

Aksum existed from around AD 100 to 940 . Aksum dominated the Red Sea until the 9th century and was a key player in trading along the coast.


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Dailymail.com, E. Z. (2015, June 10). Retrieved February 06, 2017, from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3117330/The-grave-Sleeping-Beauty-discovered-2-000-year-old-Ethiopian-site-reveals-beautiful-woman-sleep-staring-mirror.html

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