Even ancient mummies had clogged arteries, study shows
Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever hunt for the condition in mummies.
Chilean team proposes theory on why early culture began to mummify their dead
Mummy's tooth yields DNA
Chicago museum lifts lid on Egyptian mummy coffin
Not until the lid was off the wood coffin—exposing the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy—could J.P. Brown relax.
New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries
Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.
Tutankhamun may have spontaneously combusted
Tutankhamun's body may have spontaneously combusted due to a botched mummification, British scientists claim in a new programme to be broadcast Sunday.
Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery
Two pre-Columbian mummies more than a thousand years old were found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima, archeologists said Thursday.
One mummy—many coffins
The Egyptian elite was buried in a coffin placed inside another coffin – in ensembles of up to eight coffins. This was intended to ensure the transformation of the deceased from human to deity, according ...
Dozens of mummies found in pre-Inca royal tomb in Peru
Polish and Peruvian archaeologists have discovered a royal burial chamber with 60 mummies and some 1,200 gold, silver and ceramic objects from over 1,000 years ago in Peru.
Iceman Otzi had bad teeth
For the first time, researchers from the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich together with colleagues abroad have been able to provide evidence of periodontitis, tooth decay and accident-related ...
US museum unwrapping mummy's story with CT scan
Using modern technology, a Virginia museum is working to unwrap the story behind one of the earliest surviving Egyptian mummies.
Dead guts spill history of extinct microbes
Extinct microbes in fecal samples from archaeological sites across the world resemble those found in present-day rural African communities more than they resemble the microbes found in the gut of cosmopolitan ...
Mummy unwrapping brought Egyptology to the public
Mummies have been objects of horror in popular culture since the early 1800s—more than a century before Boris Karloff portrayed an ancient Egyptian searching for his lost love in the 1932 film "The Mummy." Public "unwrappings" ...
Egyptian toe tests show they're likely to be the world's oldest prosthetics
(Phys.org)—The results of scientific tests using replicas of two ancient Egyptian artificial toes, including one that was found on the foot of a mummy, suggest that they're likely to be the world's first ...