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Human ancestor

Paleoanthropologists Mary and Louis Leakey discovered previously unknown human species at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. The specimen is now called OH 7. It consisted of fragments of jaw, skull, hand and wrist. New species was named Homo habilis. It lived between 2.1 and 1.5 million years ago.

Insignificant pharaoh

English Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered king Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Its inner shrines remained intact, although it was robbed twice shortly after pharaoh’s death. King Tut wasn’t very powerful and his grave was relatively poor when compared to other pharaohs. Even so, the discovery caused a sensation.

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