In a unique finding, a Philadelphia-based archaeology museum (Penn Museum) on Tuesday announced that it has discovered some surprising things in its own storage rooms.
According to the officials of Penn Museum at University of Pennsylvania, they have discovered a human skeleton which is probably 6,500-year-old.
The remains of complete human skeleton were preserved in a box alike coffin. The box was, however, not documented properly, the museum officials said.
The researchers say the skeleton is probably of a 5 feet, 9 inches tall man who was likely aged 50. They were originally unearthed around 1930 from southern part of Iraq.
The re-discovery of the rare human skeleton has been nicknamed ‘Noah’ which means the man lived after a large flood.
The researchers at the Penn Museaum called the skeletons very rare as the complete remains from the same period are not easily available.
They believe analysis of the human skeletal can reveal some interesting facts about their lifestyle, diet, stresses and ancestral origins of the population living in that period.
The museum officials further said that Dr Janet Monge, who is the curator-in-charge of Penn Museum’s anthropology section, was aware of the storage where the skeleton was kept but he was clueless about its significance before a record digitization project was undertaken by the museum.