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Category: Mummies

Mummification

Ancient Egyptian Mummification Practices Revisited by New Study

A new study casts doubt on ancient historians’ descriptions of the mummification process.

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Iceman Frozen for Millennia Had Lyme Disease, Clogged Arteries & Sardinian Relatives

DNA sequencing has shed light on the Tyrolean iceman’s ancestry and health.

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Did Skin Cream Kill Egypt’s Queen Hatshepsut?

The female pharaoh Hatshepsut might have accidentally poisoned herself with a carcinogenic skin treatment, according to a new study.

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Was King Tut Buried in a Hurry?

King Tut may have been hastily sealed into his tomb even before the paint on its walls had time to dry, according to new research.

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Egyptian Princess Needed Bypass Surgery, Mummy Study Shows

An Egyptian princess is the earliest known sufferer of heart disease, according to a recent study suggesting clogged arteries have plagued civilizations for millennia.

King Tut

Did a Hippo Kill King Tut?

A new hypothesis that King Tut was killed by a hippopotamus is the latest attempt to solve one of ancient history’s most perplexing riddles.

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Plants Plot New Pharaoh Timeline

Researchers have used plant materials to establish a more accurate chronology of Egypt’s pharaohs.