Tag: Mummies

Three-Fingered Mummies Found To Be Not Human, According To Tests

Three-fingered mummies unearthed in Peru are not what they appear to be, although they may already be dismissed. Tests run on the mummies show that they’re not human.

Ancient March 12, 2018

World's Earliest Figural Tattoos Found On 5,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummies

A pair of Egyptian mummies were found to have been inked with the oldest known figural tattoos. The tattoos cannot be seen under normal light, but can be distinctly seen under infrared light.

Ancient March 3, 2018

Proof Of Ancient Scandal Or Of Gender Equal Society? Two Mummy Brothers Do Not Have The Same Father

Researchers found that the famous Egyptian Two Brothers had the same mother but had different fathers. It is possible that their mother was the one who was of high social standing?

Ancient January 20, 2018

DNA Test Shows 'Two Brothers' Egyptian Mummies Had The Same Mother But Different Fathers

Findings of DNA analyses confirmed earlier suspicions about the 'Two brothers' Egyptian mummies housed at the Manchester Museum. TestS revealed they were just half brothers.

Ancient January 19, 2018

Egyptian Mummy's Wooden Toe Is One Of Oldest Prosthetics Found

A 3,000-year-old toe prosthesis found in an Egyptian tomb is made of wood and has lifelike appearance. What does the ancient wooden toe reveal about its user?

Ancient June 23, 2017

DNA Samples From Graves And Mummies Reveal Ancient Cats Had Striped Coats

DNA evidence suggests that ancient cats tend to sport striped coats. Illustrations in ancient Egyptian murals also depict striped cats. When did the blotched markings in these felines become common?

Animals June 20, 2017

Mummified Knees Found In Valley Of The Queens Tomb Likely Belonged To Egypt Queen Nefertari

Archeologists claim that the pair of mummified knees found in a lavish tomb in the Valley of the Queens in Egypt likely belonged to Egyptian queen Nefertari. What were the clues that hint the remains belonged to the royal wife of Pharaoh Ramses II?

Ancient December 3, 2016

Cats Sailed With Vikings During Sea Voyages, Ancient Feline DNA Reveals

Cats spread in two waves, analyses of ancient feline DNA show. The second wave involved seafaring people, which included Vikings, who may have brought the animals during long voyages at sea.

Animals September 24, 2016

Mummified Fetus Shows How Ancient Egyptians Treat Unborn Children

Fitzwilliam Museum researchers in the UK employed a special CT scan to estimate the age of a mummified human fetus from ancient Egypt, and afterwards discovered the importance of the unborn child in the long-gone civilization.

Ancient May 12, 2016

DNA Of Mummified Inca Boy Reveals How Humans Spread To South America

A team of scientists recently sequenced the DNA of a mummified Inca boy who lived 500 years ago. Their research revealed how ancient humans migrated to South America.

November 13, 2015

Did Ancient Egypt Have An Animal Mummy Scam?

Many animal mummies from Ancient Egypt don't actually contain animal remains, according to a new study. What drove people to create these strange artifacts?

May 11, 2015

Over 170 Mummies Discovered In Peru Ceremonial Site

More than 170 mummies were excavated from seven tombs in a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru. The site is now known as Tenahaha.

Animals April 9, 2015

Mummies From Hungarian Crypt Help Decipher Mystery Of TB Spread In 18th Century Europe

More than 200 mummified corpses discovered in a Dominican church in Vac, Hungary, helped researchers on how tuberculosis (TB) originated.

Life April 8, 2015

Chile's Chinchorro Mummies Turning Into Black Ooze: Blame It On Climate Change

The Chinchorro mummies have stayed well preserved for thousands of years, but Chile's warming climate threatens the remains, causing them to turn black and become gelatinous.

Animals March 10, 2015

Fag el-Gamous Cemetery Shocks Archaeologists with Million Mummies: Who Were They?

An ancient cemetery in Egypt holds over a million mummified bodies, puzzling archaeologists over their origin. Among the remains discovered were those of an 18-month-old infant and a seven-foot male.

Animals December 19, 2014

Ancient Egyptian Burial Site May Hold a Million Naturally Mummified Bodies

The Fag el-Gamous cemetery in Egypt may hold the remains of up to a million mummies. Why are they all there?

December 18, 2014

Scientists unwrap the secrets of three mummies with CT scans

A team of scientists recently put three mummies through CT scans to learn more about their health at time of death, lifestyles, age of death, what they ate and how they lived.

Geek October 31, 2014

King Tutankhamun virtual autopsy reveals various physical defects. Pharaoh was product of incest

If you needed proof incest is a bad idea, just look at King Tutankhamun. His parents' incestuous relationship compromised the boy pharaoh's health, leading to his early death.

October 23, 2014

Mummy recipe 1,500 years older than believed

The practice of mummification may be 1,500 years older than previously believed, using nearly the same recipe seen 30 centuries later.

August 14, 2014

Egyptian mummification began a thousand years earlier than we thought

New research suggests that the genesis of mummification in ancient Egypt may have happened 1,500 years before it was previously thought to have happened.

Animals August 14, 2014

Egyptian mummies are much older than we thought

Egyptians made mummies a good 1500 years earlier than scientists believed. The evidence comes from artifacts at a museum in England.

Internet Culture August 13, 2014

Archaeologists unearth more than 50 royal Egyptian mummies at Valley of the Kings

Archaeologists have found the mother lode of mummies in Egypt. The team found around 50 mummies hidden in a tomb located within the Valley of Kings.

April 30, 2014

Cheese-loving mummies unearthed in China

Researchers working at an excavation site in China have found mummified remains of humans buried with clumps of cheese. For some people, their love of cheese may even transcend the barrier between life and death.

Animals February 27, 2014

Incan woman mummy murder mystery solved: She was bludgeoned to death and sacrificed

An Incan woman died hundreds of years ago, and her body was mummified in the desert. A new analysis now reveals more about her life, and her tragic death.

Animals February 27, 2014

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