African Princess Carving Found In Sudan Depicts Stylishly Overweight Ancient Royal

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/03/2013 09:21 AM EST on LiveScience A 2,000-year-old relief carved with an image of what appears to be a stylishly overweight princess has been discovered in an "extremely fragile" palace in the ancient city of Meroë, in Sudan, archaeologists say. At the time the relief was made, Meroë was the center of a kingdom named Kush, its borders stretching as far north as the southern edge of Egypt. It wasn’t unusual for queens (sometimes referred to as "Candaces") to rule, facing down the armies of an expanding Rome. Read More…
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