Latest Mummies Stories
Due to their importance to the culture, the ancient Egyptians frequently mummified animals as well as humans – or did they? New evidence uncovered by UK researchers appears to reveal the existence of a centuries-old scandal involving animal mummies.
Thanks to some cutting-edge technology, researchers from the European Academy of Bozen (EURAC) in Italy have discovered the oldest-known blood cells, using a nano-sized probe to find erythrocytes on the body of the 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman.
Dozens of mummies were recently discovered in Peru in what appears to be a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site where warring villages may have broken bread and held religious ceremonies.
The Largest Collection of Mummies Ever Assembled ORLANDO, Fla., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will make its debut
An ancient people living along the coasts of modern-day Chile and Peru called the Chinchorro are the first-known population of human to practice mummification, around 5050 BC, and quite a number of the mummies have been uncovered over the years.
A mummified body has been found inside an ancient Buddha statue, cross-legged in exactly the same position as the outer sculpture. Scientists have determined that the remains date back to the 11th or 12th century and that the mummy was that of a Chinese Buddhist master.
A mummified body of a monk was found and it's said to be 200 years old. It's also said to be alive by some Bhuddist experts. Spooky!
Researchers have uncovered the several thousand year old, mummified remains of an extinct species of bison in a region of eastern Siberia known as the Yana-Indigirka Lowland.
CT scans reveal age, gender and probable cause of death of child mummy featured in South Florida Science Center exhibit West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 16,
Mummies have always seemed to be from the distant past, but until now, we really didn't know how far into the past that was. A new study, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrates that Egyptians started mummifying their dead about 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.