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.
Amateurish drawings on a 2,400-year-old coffin likely reflected a dearth of master painters in Egypt.
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