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.
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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