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.
Otzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests.
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A medieval treasure trove is revealed, as researchers dig for clues into the emperor’s physical features and cause of death.
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.
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