The New York Times
When they excavated a Scythian burial mound in the Russian region of Tuva about 10 years ago, archaeologists literally struck gold. Crouched on the floor of a dark inner chamber were two skeletons, a man and a woman, surrounded by royal garb from 27 centuries ago: headdresses and capes adorned with gold horses, panthers and other sacred beasts.
But for paleopathologists — scholars of ancient disease — the richest treasure was the abundance of that had riddled almost every bone of the man’s body. The diagnosis: the oldest known case of metastasizing ... Read More