When medical experts recently scanned a tiny Egyptian mummy—thought to contain the remains of a hawk—they were shocked to discover it was actually a mummified human baby.
Archaeologists say a pair of dismembered, mummified legs found inside an ancient Egyptian tomb are most likely those of the famed Queen Nefertari, consort of King Ramses II.
By analyzing the DNA of the earliest Americans, a new study confirms the devastating impact of European contact on the indigenous peoples of the New World.
A CT scan has revealed the tiny body of a premature baby tucked under the feet of a Lutheran bishop’s 336-year-old mummified remains.
British scientists have uncovered a secret at the heart of ancient Egypt’s large cache of animal mummies—many of them contain no animal remains at all.
Decades after his reported death, John Wilkes Booth had a second box-office career when his purported mummy became a carnival attraction.
A medical examination of a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue has revealed a shocking surprise hidden inside.
According to archaeologists, a cemetery in central Egypt may contain 1 million mummified human bodies, making it the largest necropolis ever found.
The 5,300-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman was discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991. Now, scientists have discovered he has at least 19 living Austrian descendants.
Today, mummies are some of the most prized and highly valued artifacts of antiquity, but it might surprise you to know that prior to the 19th century, this wasn’t always the case.