Experts raised concern that the DNA study of the Atacama mummy known as Ata is flawed and unethical. They said that the genetic study of the bizarre specimen should not have been conducted in the first place.
Feature | Science July 23, 2018
Experts found a mummification workshop where ancient Egyptians used to mummify the dead. They also uncovered a rare silver mask inlayed with gemstones fully preserved from the seventh century BC.
Ancient July 16, 2018
Researchers found a mummified green baby hand in a village in southern Hungary. They uncovered an unusual mummification process and a sad story that comes with it.
Ancient June 1, 2018
Researchers have discovered a 1,000-year-old mummy completely intact in its funerary bundle. The mummy was unearthed in the archaeological site of Pachacama, a pilgrimage site in what is known to be ancient Peru.
Ancient May 28, 2018
A coffin that was thought to be empty that was stored at Sydney University for 150 years was revealed to have a mummy inside. Scientists revealed that they found a 2,500 year old mummy inside the coffin.
Ancient March 26, 2018
Syracuse's Crouse Hospital performed medical tests on its oldest patient ever on Sunday. A 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy was brought in for a CT scan.
Ancient December 12, 2017
Researchers used the Advanced Photon Source particle accelerator to unveil the mysteries of a mummy without the risk of damaging it. What did the researchers find in the body?
Ancient November 30, 2017
Smallpox, a deadly disease that killed millions before it was declared eradicated in 1980, was likely a modern killer and not an ancient disease. The findings were based on analysis of DNA from a 17th century mummified child in Lithuania.
Ancient December 9, 2016
Without meaning to, scientists in Cambridge accidentally discovered that an ancient Egyptian coffin housed in a museum actually contained a tiny mummified fetus.
Ancient May 13, 2016
Archaeologists were able to discover a 4,500-year-old mummy, which may shed light into the ancient history of Peru. Aside from the mummy, experts also found some other artifacts including a necklace and pendant, which signify that the woman belonged to high-class society.
Earth/Environment April 25, 2016
Archaeologists found an ancient Mongolian mummy wearing a pair of well-preserved boots whose design resembles the Adidas logo. The mummy grave included several items such as a clay vase, iron kettle, four Mongolian coats and the carcass of a whole horse.
Arts & Culture April 13, 2016
Ötzi the iceman, a well-preserved prehistoric mummy found in 1991 by mountaineers in Italy, was found to have Helicobacter pylori bacteria in his stomach. The discovery lends clues into the evolution of the bacterial strain and its movement via human migration.
Animals January 8, 2016
Researchers had found that prehistoric Britons also mummified their dead during the Bronze Age, just like ancient Egyptians. The reason for preserving bodies were said to be due to an intense agricultural land competition between nations during that time.
Animals October 2, 2015
Archaeologists assessed ancient Egypt as an animal-worshipping society, in a study on dog mummies offered to Anubis.
June 25, 2015
The leg of a 21st-century woman was mummified in the same way ancient Egyptians carried out the process. Why would anybody do this?
May 27, 2015
Examination of mummies from Peru reveals ancient diet of marine products, maize and beans. Researchers use chemical analysis of mummified hair to show diet of ancient peoples.
February 25, 2015
Monk literally becomes one with Buddha as mummified remains are found in a statue. CT scan and other tests also revealed some highly interesting finds.
February 23, 2015
A fragment of the Gospel of Mark that was found in an Egyptian mummy mask is dated before 90 A.D. It could be the oldest copy of a gospel and could possibly reveal more about the life of Jesus.
Animals January 22, 2015
A mummy mask has been found containing text that may be the oldest Christian text ever found. What are the controversies surrounding this ancient artifact?
January 21, 2015
A steppe bison from 90 centuries in the past, mummified in the Siberian tundra, is shedding light on life at a time when agriculture was first spreading to the Middle East.
November 6, 2014
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
A mummified body of a mysterious woman has been discovered in northwest of Detroit. Police believe that the body is that of the house owner. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the woman died at least 5 years ago and the cause of her death and exact identity are being investigated.
Society March 9, 2014
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