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July 14, 2018 11:11 PM Archaeologists in Egypt find mummification workshop

CAIRO—Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the vast Saqqara necropolis part of the Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage 29

July 13, 2018 10:30 AM Fantastical creatures feature in these five new books

Fantastical creatures — fairies, dragons, elves, slithy toves and more — take centre stage in these new reads. This splendid book will appeal to admirers of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973). It is published by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library to commemorate its current Tolkien exhibition, running from June 1 to Oct. 28. The Bodleian is the keeper 49

March 2, 2018 6:21 PM Tattoos found on ancient Egyptian mummies are oldest of their kind

Wild bull, Barbary sheep motifs reveal new insights into use of tattooing At top is the infrared image of the male mummy known as Gebelein Man. On the lower left is a detail of the tattoos observed on his right arm under infrared light. On the lower right are the mummy and tattoos under normal lighting conditions. (British Museum) Researchers have discovered 75

February 2, 2018 7:47 PM Mummies of early Chinese immigrants unearthed in Peru

1st wave of Chinese immigrants came to work in Peru's booming sugar and cotton industries Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed three 19th-century mummies of Chinese immigrants. The bodies were found inside their wooden coffins by workers of Calidda, a natural gas distributor in Lima and Callao. The mummies were buried less than a metre (3.2 feet) deep in the Lima district 66

May 13, 2017 9:47 PM 17 mummies discovered in central Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in desert catacombs in Minya province, an "unprecedented" find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced Saturday. Archaeologists found the non-royal mummies in a series of corridors after following the trail of burial shafts in the Touna-Gabal district of the central Egyptian province 37

December 9, 2016 1:30 AM Child Mummy Found With Oldest Known Smallpox Virus

“The most terrible of all the ministers of death” may have started afflicting humans in the 1500s, altering our understanding of the disease. One of several naturally mummified bodies found in a church in Lithuania. The preserved partial body of a child found in the same crypt contains the oldest known sample of smallpox virus. It devastated cities 49

December 5, 2016 2:08 PM 9 Memorable Movie Mummies

A look at nine interesting international incarnations of movie mummies With Universal rebooting their classic monster movies starting with The Mummy (an apology perhaps for the campy Stephen Sommers’ Mummy movies that aped Indiana Jones and saturated the screen with hokey CGI silliness), fans are once more debating the endless merits of “now vs. then.” It’s an unending 25

March 18, 2016 6:19 AM King Tutankhamun’s Burial Chamber Reveals Secret: Two Hidden Rooms

Radar scans of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber has shown that it still has a big secret yet to reveal, two hidden rooms and the potential mummified remains of one or more other members of Egyptian royalty, and untold amounts of wealth. Some researchers believe that one of the two the hidden rooms might even contain the remains of one of history’s most famous 18

March 18, 2016 4:21 AM Scans of King Tut’s tomb suggest hidden chambers

Researchers wonder whether one could contain mummy of famed Egyptian queen Nefertiti Scans of the burial chamber of ancient Egyptian pharaoh King Tut have revealed two hidden rooms, Egypt’s antiquities minister said Thursday. Mamdouh el-Damaty told reporters that the secret chambers may contain metal or organic material, but he declined to comment on whether 33

March 18, 2016 4:18 AM Tomb radar: King Tut's burial chamber shows hidden rooms

CAIRO — Radar scans of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber have revealed two hidden rooms, a tantalizing discovery that could resolve a mystery as old as the pyramids: What was the fate of Egypt’s beautiful Queen Nefertiti? At a packed Cairo news conference Thursday to announce the find in King Tut’s tomb in Luxor, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty 17