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Ancient fingerprints were recently found by archaeologists – dating back 5,000 years from Egypt to Denmark. It is likely that these fingerprints were made deliberately in the mudbricks, as part of the construction of the wall. They were then filled with a crude mortar which cemented the bricks together.

It is likely that these impressions were made deliberately in the mudbricks, as part of the construction of the wall. The impressions were filled with a crude mortar which would have allowed the bricks to be cemented together. This is a technique still common in the area, and according to the National, locally, “these indentations are known as ‘frogs’ and are a critical part of the construction.”

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