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Hopkins Archaeologists Hit the Jackpot

A Hopkins grad student examines one of the skeletons uncovered during this year’s Hopkins in Egypt dig. Photo by James T. VanRensselaer.

The sad truth of archaeology is that it’s not that much like the movies; even after spending months digging in a site, you may turn up pottery fragments, bits of tools, and other exciting-enough artifacts — but nothing as truly dramatic as human remains. And, let’s face it, what every archaeologist wants to find is a human skeleton — ideally, a mummy. That’s why it’s such a big deal that the longstanding Johns Hopkins excavation in Luxor (which we told you about earlier this year) ended up discovering bodies this year… and lots of them.