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Life expectancy of ancient egyptians?


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2009-12-09 12:53:28
2009-12-09 12:53:28

The average life expectancy for the ancient Egyptians was about 33 years for men, as opposed to 29 years for women. This is based on skeletal evidence.

As a side note, the life expectancy in Ancient Greece was about 20 years. The average age for the Ancient Romans was 35 years.

This does not indicate that there were no long-lived persons, just that they were fewer of the total individuals born. One reason for the discrepancy between life expectancy then as opposed to now was the high rate of infant mortality (as well as premature deaths from minor illnesses and injuries that had no effective treatments).

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