Life Expectancy in Ancient Roman Egypt

The University College of London has published actual census data from ancient Roman Egypt dating to between 33 and 258 AD. Here’s a graph showing the percentage of men and women still living as age increases:


You can see that about only half of all people made it to age 25. Also, note that infant mortality is likely not included in the data. Otherwise, I would expect to see a much sharper drop after the first five years of life.


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