The remains of a child from more than 1,500 years ago were found among remains dating to the time when the Roman or Byzantine Empire ruled Egypt.
Amateurish drawings on a 2,400-year-old coffin likely reflected a dearth of master painters in Egypt.
Procedure was apparently done when a mother's life was in danger or the fetus had already died.
More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an incredibly elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest.
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.
This diagnosis is 300 years too late.
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