Latest Mummy Stories

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

2008-09-20 15:00:29

By MANNING, David Even before the movie starts, there are warnings that the latest release in the Mummy series is a dud, writes David Manning. -------- ------------ The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Starring Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li. Directed by Rob Cohen. M.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.