Latest Mummies Stories
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.
Much of what we know about Oetzi – for example what he looked like or that he suffered from lactose intolerance – stems from a tiny bone sample which allowed the decoding of his genetic make-up.
Genetic analysis of Neolithic deer hair from Italian Alps mummy's clothes ties deer population to modern day western European lineage, in contrast to the eastern lineage found in the Italian alps today.
Blunt force trauma to the skull of a mummy with signs of Chagas disease may support homicide as cause of death, which is similar to previously described South American mummies
A team of Austrian researchers have made a discovery that would put those genealogy websites to shame: they have located several living descendants of a 5,300-year-old human mummy.
The Incas were known for a ritual sacrifice called 'capacocha’ and a new analysis reveals that the young children who gave their lives in this ritual were most likely drugged and drunk around the time of their death.
Ever wanted to peel back the layers and see just what a mummy looks like beneath the layers of linen? Starting next year, a museum in Sweden will allow you to do just that – virtually, that is.
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