From the BBC: Grim secrets of Pharaoh’s city.
Evidence of the brutal lives endured by some ancient Egyptians to build the monuments of the Pharaohs has been uncovered by archaeologists.
Skeletal remains from a lost city in the middle of Egypt suggest many ordinary people died in their teenage years and lived a punishing lifestyle.
Many suffered from spinal injuries, poor nutrition and stunted growth.
The remains were found at Amarna, a new capital built on the orders of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, 3,500 years ago.
Hieroglyphs written at the time record that the Pharaoh, who was father of Tutankhamun, was driven to create a new city in honour of his favoured god, the Aten, with elaborate temples, palaces and tombs.
Along with his wife Nefertiti, he [continue]