The 6000-year-old mummified skeleton of a child excavated from a cave in the Judaean Desert in Israel. Photo: Israeli Antiquities Authority / AFP
The 6000-year-old mummified skeleton of a child excavated from a cave in the Judaean Desert in Israel. Photo: Israeli Antiquities Authority / AFP
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Ancient child’s skeleton found in Israel’s ‘Cave of Horrors’ along with Dead Sea scrolls

  • A CAT scan revealed that the child, who had skin, tendons and hair partially preserved, was aged between six and 12 years old and thought to be a girl
  • The 6,000-year-old skeleton was found along with ancient Dead Sea scrolls, which are among the earliest texts ever written in Hebrew

The 6000-year-old mummified skeleton of a child excavated from a cave in the Judaean Desert in Israel. Photo: Israeli Antiquities Authority / AFP
The 6000-year-old mummified skeleton of a child excavated from a cave in the Judaean Desert in Israel. Photo: Israeli Antiquities Authority / AFP
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