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Human bones

Fragments of two human skulls. Bag 1: Bag of soil and tiny bone fragments (or "bone dust") Bag 2: Two individuals; one nearly complete cranium, 1 larger right parietal with right frontal still fused at coronal suture. Bag 3: Complete left parietal Bag 4: Two parts of left frontal with...

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From el-Kurru, grave 51. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy)–Shabaka, 743–698 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Organic remains