Cimex lectularius L., the common bed bug from pharaonic Egypt

  • Panagiotakopulu E
  • Buckland P
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Abstract

Bed bugs have been troubling humans for at least 3550 years, as shown by examples from Tell el-Amarna. Here we report on the bug's habits and history, as revealed by archaeology.

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  • Bed bug
  • Egypt
  • Insect
  • Tell el-Amarna

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Authors

  • Eva Panagiotakopulu

  • Paul C. Buckland

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