Mummies reveal how TB ravaged 18th century Europe
Mummies reveal how TB ravaged 18th century Europe

Samples from mummies in a 200-year-old crypt in Hungary have revealed that infections by multiple strains of tuberculosis (TB) gripped 18th century Europe when the disease was at its peak.

Buddhists claim mummified monk found in Mongolia is meditating and 'not dead'

The senior Buddhists have claimed that the mummified monk found in Mongolia on 27 January is in a deep meditative trance and not dead.

Cemetery of mummies found in Egypt
Cemetery of mummies found in Egypt

Researchers have found a cemetery in Egypt which contains the remains of more than one million mummies.

Scientists discover China's oldest adhesive in the form of gelatin

A team of Chinese scientists has discovered a translucent yellow adhesive, gelatin in a tomb which is well known for its mummies preserved in ship-shaped coffins in Xinjiang, northwest China.

New spine disease clue found in mummies
New spine disease clue found in mummies

Refuting earlier claims, researchers have discovered that a degenerative spinal condition and not a spinal inflammatory disease hit members of the ancient Egyptian royal families from the 18th to the early 20th dynasties.

New evidence suggests mummification in Egypt started 1.5K years earlier than thought

A new study has revealed that newly discovered evidence suggests that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

Mummification began 1,500 years earlier than thought

The process of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought, says an 11-year long study, thus pushing back the origins of a central and vital facet of ancient Egyptian culture by over a millennium.

Spanish archaeologists find nine mummies in Egypt

Spanish experts have discovered an intact funeral chamber containing nine mummies in the tomb of governor Haqaib III, which dates back to the Middle Kingdom (2050-1750 BC), in the southern Egyptian city of Aswan.

Students discover 7,000-year-old mummy in Chile

A group of students discovered a 7,000-year-old mummy in northern Chile, the media reported Monday.

Technology reveals details of 1,000-year-old mummies

Eight mummies from ancient Egypt and Sudan will be displayed at an exhibit from Thursday at the The British Museum in London, media reported.

Scans of Egyptian mummies reveal what they ate, diseases they suffered from

The British Museum has carried out scans on eight Egyptian mummies, which has enabled scientists for the first time to tell the age of the mummies, what they ate, the diseases they suffered from, and how they died.

Ancient Egyptians had vegetarian diet

Vegetarianism was pretty much common among ancient Egyptian cultures, with their diet largely consisting of wheat and barley, scientists say.

Ancient tomb discovered in Egypt contains 50 mummies

Scientists have discovered an ancient tomb in Egypt`s Valley of Kings that contains dozens of mummies, including those of royal children, that date back to the 14th century BC.

Massive necropolis with some 50 mummies found in Egypt

A vast necropolis with some 50 mummies, including pharaonic royalty, has been discovered in Egypt`s famed Valley of the Kings near the temple city of Luxor, officials said Monday.

Archaeologists strip mummies to save ancient clothing in China

Chinese archaeologists have carefully stripped the 2,200-year-old clothing from four mummies in order to prevent the delicate outfits from decaying with the dried corpses.

Archaeologists strip mummies to save ancient clothing in China

Chinese archaeologists have carefully stripped the 2,200-year-old clothing from four mummies in order to prevent the delicate outfits from decaying with the dried corpses.

Egyptians kept `meat mummies` with `real mummies` for afterlife

A new study has revealed that mummified cuts of meat were preserved and placed in Egyptian tombs as food for the afterlife.

Ancient Chilean mummies show nicotine habit

Scientists analysing hair samples from mummies in a Chilean town have found that for hundreds of years, people of all social classes in the region consumed nicotine.

Dozens of mummies found in pre-Inca royal tomb in Peru

Polish and Peruvian archaeologists have discovered a royal burial chamber with 60 mummies and some 1,200 gold, silver and ceramic objects from over 1,000 years ago in Peru.

Heart attacks and strokes may be as old as 4,000 years

Our ancestors who lived 4,000 years ago might have also suffered heart attacks and strokes like many people today, a new study of mummies has suggested.