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Mummies With Golden ‘Tongues’ Discovered in Egypt

Archeologists have discovered several ancient mummies in Egypt with gold chips in their mouths where the tongues should be. The new finding was made at a site named Quweisna (sometimes spelled Quesna) necropolis in the central Nile Delta. The Qwaisana...

The Wealthiest Grave of the 5th Millennium BC

Archaeologists in Bulgaria stumbled upon the wealthiest grave of the 5th millennium BC containing the oldest golden artifacts ever found. The incredible finding by excavator operator Raycho Marinov is one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in the...

Tattoos Found on Ancient Egyptian Mummies

New archaeological evidence from Egyptian mummies shows the practice of having lower back tattoos is actually more than three millennia old even though it may seem like an early 21st century fad popularized by low-rise-jeans clad celebrities. Researchers Anne Austin...

Why Walking Barefoot is Good for You

Orthopedists argue that walking barefoot makes for stronger and more flexible feet, fewer deformities, while it enhances mobility as well

Study of Fossil Skulls Sheds Light on Neandertals Mating with Modern Humans

An exploratory study by North Carolina State University is offering new insights on the interbreeding between Neandertals and modern humans.

Neanderthal Man’s Recreated Face Takes Internet By Storm

A recreation of a Neanderthal man's face is turning heads all over the world not only for its strong resemblance to our own physiognomy today but also because of the good humor it exudes as much as 70,000 years...

Did the Ancient Greeks See Blue Like We Do?

Linguists and experts in the ancient world have long been puzzled by the absence of a distinct word for the color in Ancient Greek.

Today’s Greeks Are Like Those of 2,000 BC Researchers Find

An anthropological DNA research project which sequenced the genes of ancient populations found that modern Greeks are genetically similar.

Last Meal of Iron Age Mummy Revealed

The Tollund Man, an unfortunate victim of human sacrifice in Iron Age Denmark, is a "bog body," one of a group of remarkably-well preserved ancient mummies.

Hominid Footprints on Crete Could Change Evolutionary Theory For Good

The impressions had been made by hominids on Crete 5.6 million years ago, making them by far the oldest footprints ever discovered in Europe.