Latest Mummy Stories

2009-11-21 07:20:00

The tooth, thumb and finger of the much celebrated Italian scientist Galileo Galilei have been discovered by an art collector, Italy’s History of Science Museum announced on Friday.

2009-11-18 06:20:00

Mummies from 3,500 years ago were found to be afflicted with heart disease, which has called all modern understanding of heart disease and its risk factors into question.

2009-09-30 13:05:00

The first-ever scientific autopsy of an Egyptian mummy concluded that the woman had died from complications with ovarian cancer, but a new study has shown that conclusion may have been wrong.

2009-08-21 12:25:55

A high-tech scan of a 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy will help show how he lived, died and was preserved, Stanford University radiologists say. A computed tomography scan, or CT scan, was taken Thursday at Stanford's School of Medicine in California to help create 3-D images of the mummy, thought to be Iret-net Hor-irw, a minor priest from Akhmim who died by age 20 of unknown causes, said Renee Dreyfus, a curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. What we're trying to do is merge...

2009-06-26 09:17:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Doors will open tomorrow for "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," a touring exhibition featuring more than 100 authentic artifacts from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh King Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites.

2009-04-27 06:10:00

Vividly painted wooden coffins housing an anthology of pharaonic-era mummies were uncovered near the Lahun pyramid in Egypt, the director of the excavation said on Sunday.

2009-04-23 15:40:00

The Blockbuster Traveling Exhibition Commencing In 2010 Announces Marketing And Sponsorship Agreement BOCA RATON, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American Exhibitions, Inc., the United States tour exhibitor of Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, the largest exhibition of mummies in the world, announced that it has entered into a marketing and sponsorship agreement with Joe Gold Marketing, Inc.

2009-02-09 13:10:00

The Egyptian government released a statement on Monday saying archaeologists there have found about 30 mummies and at least one unopened sarcophagus in a burial chamber about 4,300 years old.

2009-01-30 14:57:06

A new examination of Italy's mummified Iceman indicates the Stone Age man was attacked twice before he died, Italian and German researchers said. The joint study indicated the Iceman, also known as Oetzi, was wounded in the hand ''a few days before'' he was hunted down and killed in the mountains between

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.