Ancient Egyptians may have started mummifying their dead 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.
The carving dates back more than 3,300 years and bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civilization.
A wall painting, dating back over 4,300 years, has been discovered in a tomb located just east of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Powerful things can often derive from simple principles, and this one's a doozy. It turns out the Egyptian pyramid builders were able to move the massive stones by greasing the sleds -- with water!
Dig reveals bodies covered with a thick layer of lime, three kilns where the lime was made, and evidence of a giant bonfire containing human remains.
The mummy of the pharaoh Amenhotep II's foster brother may finally have been located in a former Italian monastery.
The mummy, found by an expedition in the 1800s, is rediscovered in Florence, Italy.
A mummy previously suspected to be a fake, in fact contains the remains of a human fetus, CT scanning reveals. Continue reading →
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