A miniature Egyptian mummy from the Maidstone Museum, thought to be the remains of a bird, is hiding a dark secret. Researchers have discovered that the mummy was in fact a human fetus that's thought to have died from miscarriage.
Decades after Queen Nefertari's, spouse of Pharaoh Ramses II, royal tomb was discovered in 1904 in Egypt's Valley of the Queens, scientists have finally identified that one of the remains found in the tomb, a pair of legs, belonged to the queen herself.
Authors of a study published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A detailed their analysis of three Egyptian mummies' skin proteins, determining the reason of their deaths such as cancers and other deadly infections.
Ötzi the iceman has fascinated the scientific community since its discovery in September 1991 and scientists intend to slowly uncover clues of who the mysterious glacier mummy was, why he was killed, and the origin of his infamous copper axe.
The 2,000-year-old head of a mummified Egyptian woman was reconstructed using forensic sculpture and modern scanning and printing technology.
It is not just how many, but what kind of animals are in Ötzi the Iceman's wild wardrobe.
Mummies could provide answers to many questions about different diseases, including cancer. In order to study ancient cancers, a scientist made her own mummy using mice.
Curators at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge the youngest mummified human fetus to be buried in Egypt
The mummified body of a 200-year-old Buddhist monk was recently found in Mongolia. At the time, forensics experts had made the claim that the man had long been deceased. But now a Buddhist academic is making the claim that the monk is in fact alive and simply in a deep state of meditation, only a single step away from total enlightenment.
A tattooed frozen mummy called Oetzi, discovered over 20 years ago, has long been known to boast some serious body art, and now researchers have found some fresh ink, reopening the debate about the role of tattoos in prehistoric times.