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May 12, 2015 07:06 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The animal mummification industry that thrived in ancient Egypt held a secret which was not revealed for almost 3,000 years.
May 11, 2015 02:18 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The pharaohs believed they descended from the gods so inbreeding was seen as a way to retain the sacred bloodline.
May 11, 2015 02:20 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Incestuous marriages were common among ancient Egyptian royalty and now a study shows there's physical evidence of the practice.
Apr 11, 2015 09:25 AM ET // Discovery News
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Apr 9, 2015 11:25 AM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
Dozens of tombs filled with up to 40 mummies each have been discovered around a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley.
Mar 17, 2015 01:06 PM ET
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.
Feb 25, 2015 01:42 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Analysis reveals major cuts to the king's feet, ankles, and lower back, as well as multiple blows to his skull.
Feb 23, 2015 01:21 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Sitting in the lotus position, the 1,000-year-old mummy fits within the statue perfectly.
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