If you think the ancient Egyptians cornered the market on mummy making, think again. History is chock-full of cultures that preserved their dead. Julia runs down some of the more prominent examples.
Analysis reveals major cuts to the king's feet, ankles, and lower back, as well as multiple blows to his skull.
Sitting in the lotus position, the 1,000-year-old mummy fits within the statue perfectly.
The mummified body, which was covered in animal skin, was found in Mongolia. Continue reading
A new imaging technique allowed researchers to identify 61 tattoos on the 5,300-year-old mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman.
A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist is set to be published.
A study of fecal matter from a medieval warlord -- the patron of the poet Dante Alighieri -- suggests he was poisoned with a deadly heart-stopping plant called foxglove. Continue reading →
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.
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