3,000 year Old Child Footprints Discovered

ysterious, 3,000-year-old footprints of ancient Egyptian children have emerged alongside rare painting fragments, at what appears to be the site of a royal palace or temple.

The prints were uncovered at the remains of a large building in the fabled Pi-Ramesse, a city which was Egypt’s capital during the reign of the King Ramses II. Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities department, described the building complex as “Truly monumental.”

“The children’s footprints had a size of 15-17 centimeters , thus relating to children between 3 and 5 years of age if one follows charts for modern children,” Henning Franzmeier, field director of the Qantir-Piramesse project in Egypt’s Nile Delta, told Seeker.

Although no modern concept of banning child labor was in place, the footprints seem to be too small even for children who may have been working.

“We are planning to involve specialists which would analyze the footprints and will hopefully find out a little more,” Franzmeier said.

“As they are found within the mortar pit, thus representing debris, we do not yet know exactly where they came from,” Franzmeier said.

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