British Museum Bans the Word ‘Mummy’ for Ancient Remains
It may appear impossible to hurt the feelings of a 3,000-year-old corpse, but, in the interest of respect, The British Museum—along with other museums—has recently banned the term "mummy" to describe the remains of ancient Egyptians. They claim that referring...
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...
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...