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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.
Jan 29, 2015 10:24 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The mummified body, which was covered in animal skin, was found in Mongolia. Continue reading
Jan 27, 2015 02:38 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
A new imaging technique allowed researchers to identify 61 tattoos on the 5,300-year-old mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman.
Jan 21, 2015 11:45 AM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist is set to be published.
Jan 10, 2015 07:50 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
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 →
Dec 18, 2014 09:45 AM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
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.
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