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The remains of the oldest twins found in Austria
The remains of twins who lived about 30 thousand years ago were found at an archaeological site in Austria.
The oldest remains of twins who lived about 30 thousand years ago were discovered in Austria. This was reported by the journal Nature.
The remains were found at an archaeological site near the city of Krems an der Donau. Both male bodies were in an oval burial pit, covered with a layer of red ocher and buried with funeral accessories.
DNA analysis of the babies has shown that they are identical twins. Scientists also found that one of the boys died at birth, while the other lived for about 50 days.
As the authors of the study emphasized, “confirmed evidence of twins in archaeological research is extremely rare and has never been confirmed by DNA analysis.”