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Egyptian Mummies

New Discovery May Rewrite Mummy-Making History

natureheader | Sid Perkins | Posted 08.14.2014 | Science

Long before ancient Egyptians swaddled their pharaohs in balm-and-resin-soaked linens and placed them in treasure-bedecked tombs, their more egalitari...

Meat Mummies?

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 11.19.2013 | Science

Care for some ribs? The royal mummies of ancient Egypt apparently did, as a new study finds that "meat mummies" left in Egyptian tombs as sustenance ...

LOOK: German Boy Finds Mummy In Grandma's Attic

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

Alexander Kettler was playing in his grandmother's home in Diepholz, Germany, last week when he stumbled across something unusual: a sarcophagus. A...

Mummies Reveal Ancient Egyptians Wore WHAT On Their Toes?

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

Archaeologists have discovered two ancient Egyptian skeletons, dating back more than 3,300 years, which were each buried with a toe ring made of copp...

Ancient Mummy Gives Up Genetic Secrets

natureheader | Posted 04.15.2013 | Science

By Jo Marchant The ancient Egyptians could soon be getting their genomes sequenced as a matter of routine. That’s the view, at least, of the first ...

Ancient Mummy's Elaborate Hairstyle Recreated In 3D

Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/25/2013 08:00 AM EST on LiveScience Nearly 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was under ...

PHOTOS: 2012 In Mummies

Posted 12.26.2012 | Science

2012 was a great year for mummy discoveries around the world. From the fascinating to the bizarre, this year's mummified corpses have given a peek int...

WATCH: Cab Driver's Unique Journey After Death

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.17.2012 | Science

He may not spend the afterlife in a pharaoh's tomb, but for Alan Billis, that was never the point. The 61-year-old taxi driver from England made his d...

Ancient Mummy Suffered Rare And Painful Disease

Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/27/2012 01:32 PM EDT on LiveScience Around 2,900 years ago, an ancient Egyptian man, likel...

David Moye

Mummies Overtaking Zombies? Well, This Week Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

As far as pop culture interest goes, it's hard to beat the massive zombie onslaught. However, mummies may be taking them over for at least this wee...

Looters Behead Mummies At Famed Egyptian Museum

AP | MAGGIE HYDE and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Would-be looters broke into Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum, ripping the heads off two mummies and damaging about 10 small artifacts befor...

Lady Hor Unwrapped (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mummies from Egypt have long fascinated us, as they preserve the secrets of the ancient civilization in enough detail to recreate how life was back th...

Mummies Had Heart Disease

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ORLANDO, Fla. — You can't blame this one on McDonald's: Researchers have found signs of heart disease in 3,500-year-old mummies. "We think of i...

Egypt: Mummies Found In Newly Discovered Tomb

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A storeroom housing about two dozen ancient Egyptian mummies has been unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb during the latest round of ...