Skeleton at Egyptian Museum dated to 21,000 BC
Skeleton on display at hte Egyptian Museum, courtesy of the Ministry of Antiquities Facebook page

CAIRO: A skeleton on display at the Egyptian Museum is dated between 21,000 and 19,000 BC, the Ministry of Antiquities announced on its Facebook page Monday.

The skeleton was discovered Fred Wendorf and Romuald Schild in 1982 in Wadi Kubbaniya,12 km north of Aswan on the west side of the Nile.

One year after its discovery, the remains were sent to the U.S. National Museum in Washington for analysis, where it was determined the bones belonged to a young man of around 23 years old, that he was right handed, and that the cause of death may have been a literal stab in the back: two flint blades were found in his abdomen.

The skeleton had been kept in storage since then, and was first displayed to the public in December 2015.

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