The story has the arresting title:
I guess that's more than is warranted, since we're actually talking about a very long period. But this is what they're concluding for the bodies from this site in any event.Governors of Ancient Egypt suffered from malnutrition dying before they were 30 years old
Prof. Botella explains, "although the cultural level of the age was extraordinary, the anthropological analysis of the human remains reveals the population in general and the governors – the highest social class – lived in conditions in which their health was very precarious, on the edge of survival".
However, one should add that they study's authors are not putting it down to anything beloved of the Paleo movement, but to dirty water:
Governors of Ancient Egypt suffered from malnutrition dying before they were 30 years oldAccording to the UGR anthropologists, life expectancy barely reached 30, "since they suffered from many problems of malnutrition and severe gastrointestinal disorders, due to drinking the polluted waters of the Nile".