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A pet monkey was buried some 4,000 years ago with same rites as humans

The skeleton of a rhesus macaque buried in a cemetery in the ancient settlement of Shahr-i Sokhta, Iran

This young rhesus macaque was buried in 2800–2200 BC in a human cemetery near the modern-day Iran–Afghanistan border. Credit: Claudia Minniti

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Nature 567, 436 (2019)




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