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    Judith Ronat

    I am confused! The article seems to explain why ” height variation among mummies as a non-invasive means of confirming the reports of incest contained in many historical documents” is NOT true. As the article explains here were many differences in the diet and other factors between the wealthy and the poor.
    Also, WHY is “DNA analysis of a mummy’s tissue is considered unethical”? What is unethical about it?

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      Many cultures are concerned about disturbing their dead. They dislike their ancestors being subject to invasive experiments, this is a non-invasive way to get information.

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Irina Slav

Irina has a BA in English literature and linguistics from Sofia University and is definitely more partial to the former than the latter. She spent ten years working in the news industry, most of them specialising in business and finance. Convinced that there is much more to life than reporting on financial results and analysing the latest trends in mining or oil, she decided to start freelancing full time, writing on a host of fascinating topics, from gender equality to 3D printing. Although she did two years of Modern History in college, taking a special interest in the Middle East, she is much more interested in ancient civilizations, in how people used to live thousands of years ago, and how far we’ve gone since then. Or maybe not so far. When she’s not writing articles she indulges in her reading addiction, preferably against a music background, writes fantasy short stories, and does jigsaw puzzles with her four-year-old daughter.

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