New analysis reveals that a copper belt might have contributed to the mummification of a lung belonging to Merovingian royalty.
The 13-year-old girl died during a ritual sacrifice at Mount Llullaillaco, Argentina, 500 years ago.
Consisting of dozens of rock-cut features, the necropolis holds more than 40 tombs.
An 18th-century mummy carried a genetic mutation, which physicians now know raises the risk of colon cancer.
The pharaoh's toe was hacked off, likely with an ax, suggesting he was set upon by multiple assailants with different weapons, finds new analysis.
King Tut is the only 18th Dynasty pharaoh whose mummy has been identified with certainty, says a new analysis.
In a review of mummy finds, new research determines we don't know who most of the mummies are.
The 5,300-year-old mummy's maternal line appears to have originated and died out in the eastern Italian Alps.
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