Dubbed the “Stone Age Embrace,” a woman and presumably her two children, ages 5 and 8, were posed in death some 5,300 years ago in the Sahara (above, a cast of the skeletons).

The skeletons were found in the largest and oldest Stone Age cemetery ever discovered in the African desert, archaeologists announced in August 2008.

Photograph by Mike Hettwer © 2008 National Geographic 

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