Severed hands buried in ancient Egyptian palace were likely 'trophies' exchanged for gold

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Expert opinion regarding the anthropological analysis of twelve severed hands found buried at an ancient Egyptian palace. The hands have been connected to the "gold-of-honour" ceremony.

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Twelve severed hands found buried at an ancient Egyptian palace were likely cut from enemies and exchanged for gold in a ceremony known as "gold of honor," a new study finds.

Period18 Apr 2023

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