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Archaeologists Uncover Trove of Mummies, Ancient Artifacts in Egypt

Archaeologists near Cairo, Egypt recently uncovered a treasure trove filled with 250 mummies and countless ancient artifacts dating to around 500 BC. The stunning finds, which include statues of the ancient Egyptian gods Anubis, Amun, Min, Osiris, Isis, Nefertum, Bastet,...

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.

Largest Embalming Vessel Cache in History Unearthed in Egypt

The largest embalming vessel cache ever found in Egypt was unearthed last week at Abusir, north of Giza, the location of the Great Pyramids. The amazing discovery, including vessels with the names of the dead who were to have been...

The Ten Most Fascinating Discoveries About Human Ancestors in 2021

The ten most fascinating things discovered about our human ancestors were not difficult to decide this past year, which was a banner year in the field of research into human history. From North America through Europe and Asia, scientists who...

Tarim Mummies from China May be Ancestors of Native Americans

DNA studies on Bronze Age Tarim mummies found in China's Xinjiang region revealed recently that not only were these people not descendants of Indo-Europeans that immigrated to the area -- they may in fact be the ancestors of Native...

Archaeologists Uncover 100 Mummies in Burial Site of Saqqara in Egypt

During a news conference on Saturday, Egyptian antiquities officials announced stunning new finds at the burial site of Saqqara, south of Cairo, the country's capital. In what many consider one of the most important finds in recent memory, archaeologists...

More Than 40 Ancient Greek Mummies Unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered more than 40 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era at a burial site in central Egypt, the country's antiquities ministry said on Saturday. The mummies, including the bodies of adults, children, and animals, had been laid...