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Enlarge / Face and upper body of one of two South American mummies that were likely murdered, based on a recent “virtual autopsy.” A-M Begerock et al., 2022 reader comments 50 with 38 posters participating Share this story An international team of scientists used CT scanning to conduct “virtual autopsies” of three South American mummies ..

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Enlarge / A visitor looks at displayed artifacts at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) during its official reopening a day after the Pharaohs’ Golden Parade ceremony, a procession held to transport the mummified bodies of 22 ancient Egyptian kings and queens from the Egyptian Museum to their new resting place at the NMEC. ..

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reader comments 37 with 27 posters participating Share this story Egyptologists have recently translated the oldest-known mummification manual. Translating it required solving a literal puzzle; the medical text that includes the manual is currently in pieces, with half of what remains in the Louvre Museum in France and half at the University of Copenhagen in ..

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Saleem and Hawass 2021 reader comments 42 with 34 posters participating Share this story CT scans of a mummified Egyptian pharaoh, once suspected to be the victim of a palace assassination, suggest that he was actually executed after being captured in battle in the mid-16th century BCE. Pharaoh Seqenenre led his army from Upper Egypt ..

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Enlarge / Copies of the Book of the Dead, or excerpts from it, were often included in burials so the deceased would have a guide to the afterlife. reader comments 30 with 24 posters participating Share this story Archaeologists in Egypt are preparing to open a 3,000-year-old burial shaft at the Saqqara necropolis, south of ..

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Enlarge / The puppy’s remains are dried out but mostly intact thanks to being buried in permafrost. reader comments 41 with 32 posters participating Share this story This Ice Age wolf puppy doesn’t look much like a fearsome predator, what with her tiny puppy teeth and soft little ears. According to her DNA, however, the ..

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