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2,000-year-old carving depicts plump princess

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A 2,000-year-old relief carved with an image of what appears to be a stylishly overweight princess has been discovered in an "extremely fragile" palace in the ancient city of Meroë, in Sudan, archaeologists say.

At the time the relief was made, Meroë was the center of a kingdom named Kush, its borders stretching as far north as the southern edge of Egypt. It wasn't unusual for queens (sometimes referred to as "Candaces") to rule, facing down the armies of an expanding Rome.

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Not too surprising that she was depicted as 'plump'... it's only been fairly recently than very slender was considered an attractive body style...

In the 'old days' plump was a sign of being well off enough to eat regularly - indicating either wealth or good hunting/farming skills of the family... For the same reason the very ancient stone statues of prehistoric 'venuses' always depict a woman who by todays standards would be considered very obese...

Still a pretty interesting find...

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Some people still favor plump. A boney person can inflict pain but a plump person can make you wish you hadn't.

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YES! Let's hear it for the chubbies! :)

Very cool find. :)

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