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A shrew mummy (top), found at an animal cemetery in Abydos, was made sometime between 30 B.

Messengers to the Gods

During a turbulent period in ancient Egypt, common people turned to animal mummies to petition the gods, inspiring the rise of a massive religious industry

A bioarchaeologist studying mummies found in Deir el-Medina, Egypt has discovered a special kind of ancient tattoo. While most Egyptian mummies with tattoos only have patterns of dots and dashes, thos

Intricate animal and flower tattoos found on Egyptian mummy

Scholars excited by depiction of actual objects on the body of a 3,000-year-old woman.

Best preserved inca mummies of all time.The three Inca mummies included a known as the Llullaillaco Maiden," a boy "Llullaillaco Boy," and girl "Lightning Girl" whose remains were struck by lightning and charred.

What Mummy DNA Reveals About the Spread and Decline of People in the Americas

Researchers have pieced together how humans spread from Alaska to Argentina and the extent of devastation from the introduction of European disease

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Victorian Party People Unrolled Mummies For Fun

If you were looking to have a great night out on January 15, 1834, Thomas Pettigrew's sold-out event was definitely the place to be. The lucky Londoners who...

waltersartmuseum: “Art of the Day: Mummy Portrait of a Man In Roman Egypt BC-AD artists adapted naturalistic painting styles to the ancient custom of making portrait masks for mummies. The portraits were often painted while the subject was. Egyptian Mummies, Egyptian Art, Ancient Rome, Ancient Art, Egypt Mummy, Wooden Painting, Rome Antique, Roman Art, Fashion Painting
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Mummy portraits - Disturbingly realistic wooden paintings depict the ancient faces of Egypt from 2000 years ago

Art has always served as the most profound and pure communication form, a frozen fragment of time that allows people of the future to peek in the past.

Clothes worn by Otzi the Iceman years ago include (clockwise from top left): hay-stuffed shoes, goat- and sheepskin coat, goatskin leggings, bear fur hat, grass matting and sheepskin loincloth.

Ötzi the Iceman's Wild Wardrobe Revealed

ötzi the iceman, the well-preserved mummy from the alps, wore an animal-based wardrobe taken from several species, data reveals.

The presence of antimicrobial resistance genes in Incan remains suggest resistance was common hundreds of years before we discovered penicillin

Antibiotic resistance discovered in the guts of ancient mummies

The presence of antimicrobial resistance genes in 1000-year-old Incan remains suggest resistance was common hundreds of years before we discovered penicillin

Mummy Melodrama: Top 9 Secrets About Otzi the Iceman

Mummy Melodrama: Top 9 Secrets About Otzi the Iceman

Here are facts about the life and death of Otzi, the Iceman mummy, discovered in the Alps/

Long barrows are the burial places of Britain’s early farming communities and are the oldest monuments surviving in our landscape. These earthen mounds acted as funeral monuments during the E…

Britain’s Earliest Mummy and the People of Wor Barrow

Long barrows are the burial places of Britain’s early farming communities and are the oldest monuments surviving in our landscape. These earthen mounds acted as funeral monuments during the E…

Ötzi the Iceman, a well-preserved natural mummy of a Chalcolithic (Copper Age), who was found in 1991 in the Schnalstal glacier in the Ötztal Alps. Credit: South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

The world's 5000 year-old Alpine celebrity, recreated to tour museums worldwide

Over the past few years there have been remains found across the world; whether they’re remains of humans or animals, they are equally important. They

The crypt has long been a religious site and morbid tourist attraction. But only recently has it also become a place for serious science. Travel Activities, Fun Activities, The Catacombs, Macabre, The Secret, Statue, History, Scientists, Painting

Scientists Reveal the Secrets of the Capuchin Catacomb Mummies

The crypt has long been a religious site and morbid tourist attraction. But only recently has it also become a place for serious science.

Ancient rashes that scar the faces of Egyptian mummies have long been cited as evidence that smallpox ravaged the region more than 3000 years ago. But now, a study of viral DNA extracted from a century child mummy suggests that the deadliest form of

This Mummy's DNA Might Help Us Finally Figure Out Where Smallpox Came From

An international team of researchers might be on the cusp of understanding where smallpox originated, after finding one of the earliest known samples of it in the DNA of a mummified child who lived in the 17th century.

A computerized tomography scan of a small decorated Egyptian coffin has revealed the remains of a fetus that was just 16 to 18 weeks along, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, has announced.

Newly Discovered Fetus Is Youngest Egyptian Mummy on Record

An ancient Egyptian coffin doesn't hold mummified organs, as experts once thought, but instead contains a tiny mummy that was likely miscarried.

Scans Unveil Secrets of the World's Oldest Mummies

Scans Unveil Secrets of the World's Oldest Mummies

These 7,000-year-old mummies just had an unusual check-up.

Nefertari's mummy was ripped to pieces and tossed around by the ancient robbers, but scientists say they've now likely identified her legs.

Queen Nefertari's Dismembered Legs Have Been Found

Nefertari's mummy was ripped to pieces and tossed around by the ancient robbers, but scientists say they've now likely identified her legs.

Two of the mummies housed in theVatican Museum have been discovered as fakes. The bone in one of them was actually from medieval times. Spokesperson Alessia Amenta, Egyptologist and curator of the Vatican Museum. Testament, Ancient Mysteries, Vatican, Archaeology, Medieval Times, Alternative News, Child, Antiquities, Animal
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Archaeologists and experts say two mummies in the Vatican Museum are fakes

The two mini mummies were long believed to be of a child, animal or possibly a falcon but can now be revealed as forgeries