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.

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.

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monk, saying it was stolen two decades ago before resurfacing at an exhibition in Hungary, where it was suddenly withdrawn.

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.

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.

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.

Mummy wearing jewellery unearthed in Egypt

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

`Mummified cats used as Egyptian offerings 2000 years ago

Egyptians may have been breeding cats specifically to mummify and offer as sacrifices to god more than two thousand years ago.

Argentina intercepts mailed pre-Inca mummy, skulls

The shipping label said the mailed package contained replicas of Peruvian ceramics.