Ancient Tomb's Warrior Prince Might Actually Be Princess
Archaeologists analyze bones, get a surprise
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Oct 22, 2013 8:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – It’s a case of mistaken identity nearly 3,000 years in the making. Last month archaeologists in Tuscany, Italy, discovered what they believed to be the 2,600-year-old skeleton of an Etruscan prince in an unopened underground tomb. But after analysis of the bones, the archaeologists were in for a surprise—discovering the skeleton with the spear might not have been that of a warrior prince at all, but rather, that of a 35- to 40-year-old Etruscan princess.