Mummy

Six mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt`s Luxor

Six mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt`s Luxor

The tomb, discovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near the famed Valley of the Kings, belonged to a nobleman who worked as the city judge, the ministry said in a statement.

Apr 18, 2017, 22:14 PM IST
Unwrapped: Mummified knees discovered a century ago most likely belong to Egypt's Queen Nefertari!

Unwrapped: Mummified knees discovered a century ago most likely belong to Egypt's Queen Nefertari!

 Queen Nefertari was thought to be the favourite wife of Ramesses II, the empire’s most powerful pharaoh.

Dec 03, 2016, 22:33 PM IST

Hidden blue discovered in 2000-yr-old Egyptian mummy portraits

Scientists have discovered that Roman-era Egyptian mummy portraits used the pigment Egyptian blue, invisible to the naked eye, as material for underdrawings and for modulating colour - a finding never before documented.

Aug 27, 2015, 13:38 PM IST
Dozens of mummy-filled tombs discovered in Peru

Dozens of mummy-filled tombs discovered in Peru

Archaeologists have discovered dozens of tombs filled with up to 40 mummies each around a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru.

Apr 12, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

China seeks return of `stolen` mummy: Reports

A Chinese province is seeking the return of a 1,000-year-old mummified monk, saying it was stolen two decades ago before resurfacing at an exhibition in Hungary, where it was suddenly withdrawn.

Mar 23, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

China eyes return of `stolen` mummy: Reports

A Chinese province is seeking the return of a 1,000-year-old mummified monk that experts say was stolen two decades ago and resurfaced at an exhibition in Hungary.

Mar 23, 2015, 11:50 AM IST

Two mummified bodies spotted on Mexico's highest peak

A team of Mexican climbers searching for a frozen body on the country's highest mountain stumbled onto a second mummified cadaver during their expedition Friday.

Mar 06, 2015, 14:25 PM IST

1000-year-old Buddha statue is actually a mummified monk

A gold-painted Chinese statue of a sitting Buddha hides mummified remains of a high-status monk who lived nearly 1,000 years ago, scientists have found.

Feb 24, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

Mummy wearing jewellery unearthed in Egypt

Spanish archaeologists have discovered about 4,000 years old female mummy wearing rare jewellery in Egypt.

Nov 23, 2014, 17:45 PM IST

Mummy of Pharaoh`s foster brother in Italian monastery?

The mummy of a pharaoh`s foster brother that Egyptologists could not trace for years may have now been found -- researchers suspect a skeleton at a former monastery in Italy to be that of Qenamun.

May 25, 2014, 13:23 PM IST

The mummy returns, with high cholesterol, poor dental health!

The ancient Egyptians suffered from same health issues that plague us today, including high cholesterol, fatty diet and teeth trouble, research shows.

Mar 24, 2014, 19:02 PM IST

3,600-year-old mummy discovered in Egypt

Spanish experts found a sarcophagus containing a 3,600-year-old mummy in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt`s antiquities minister said.

Feb 15, 2014, 09:54 AM IST

3,600-year-old mummy discovered in ancient Egyptian city Luxor

Spanish archeologists have discovered a 3,600-year-old mummy in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt.

Feb 14, 2014, 14:38 PM IST

Spanish team in Egypt finds 3,600-year-old mummy

Spanish archeologists have unearthed a 3,600-year-old mummy in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt`s Antiquities Minister said Thursday. Prosecutors accused nine people including three Germans of smuggling stone samples from pyramids.

Feb 14, 2014, 01:48 AM IST

2300-year-old mummy collar discovered in Egyptian tomb

Archaeologists have unearthed pieces of a 2,300-year-old colourful collar, which was worn by a mummy, in an Egyptian tomb in Thebes.

Nov 12, 2013, 17:34 PM IST

Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery

Two pre-Columbian mummies more than a thousand years old were found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima, archeologists said Thursday.

Oct 25, 2013, 22:26 PM IST

Sacrificed woman`s mummy found in Peru archaeology site

The mummified remains of a sacrificed woman were discovered by Peruvian archaeologists at the El Brujo complex, researchers said.

Jul 15, 2013, 13:14 PM IST

Iceman Otzi suffered brain damage before death

An injury to the head and not an arrow wound, may have killed Otzi the Iceman, the 5,300-year-old mummy found in the Italian Alps, a new paleoproteomic study suggests.

Jun 11, 2013, 16:08 PM IST

US returns `traveling mummies` to Mexico

A collection of 36 mummies belonging to Guanajuato, a city in central Mexico, has been sent back from the US, officials told EFE.

Apr 24, 2013, 12:57 PM IST

2,400-year-old myths of mummy-making revealed

The ancient Egyptians probably didn`t remove guts of the dead during mummification process using cedar oil enemas, a new research has suggested.

Mar 23, 2013, 16:22 PM IST