June 18th, 2010
scientists managed to date ancient plants left with human remains and in ancient Egyptian context, to different dates and periods formerly stated by History (from Greek sources).
Another proof that Science can aid History and that journalists should stop writing about Tutankhamun as 'the son of Akhenaton' as the body found in KV55 has not yet been proved to be Akhenaton's.
Thankfully, "Fortune favours the bold" said Terence (190-159 BC)... Mould-growing humans will not get far and repel other humans as the smell is not pleasant...
The original article on Science:
Creasman, Pearce Paul, Hayat Touchane, Christopher H. Baisan, Hussein Bassir, Rebecca Caroli, Noreen Doyle, Hannah Herrick, Magdi A. Koutkat, Ramzi Touchan. 2017. An Illustrated Glossary of Arabic-English Dendrochronology Terms and Names. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 14(3) (2017), 1-35. ISSN 1567-214X. 35 pages + 52 figures.
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