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Human bones

Numerous fragments of human skull and other bones: Bag 1: Highly fragmentary remains of miscellaneous long and cranial bones. Unidentifiable. Bag 2: Four human lumbar vertebrae with sacrum. Sacral vertebrae 1 and 2 are unfused (~18). Right distal femur, tibia, and patella. Four fragments of...

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From el-Kurru, Ku. 55. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Organic remains