Discovered in a local cave


She was pregnant. She died. She was discovered on 24th October 1991.

She is Delia, over 25,000 years old – the most “famous” exhibit at the museum in Ostuni.

There’s a slightly tacky model of what she looked like and how she was buried, but the real lump-in-the-throat moment came from seeing the laid out skeleton of Delia’s unborn baby. Preserved in a glass container, photographed by people like us, this baby never breathed, never cried, never laughed.

We took a pic of Hilary lying down next to Delia. Interesting how tall she was; we always thought our ancestors were fairly short.


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