Posts Tagged ‘mummies’

Egypt discovers 2,500-year-old tomb containing at least 100 mummies

At least 100 ancient coffins and 40 gilded statues have been discovered it a massive burial site south of the Egyptian capital Cairo, authorities announced on Saturday. Some of the colourful, sealed sarcophagi, which were buried more than 2,500 years ago, contained mummies wrapped in cloth. The finds date back to the Ptolemaic dynasty, which […]

Mummies Scanned to Unravel the Beautiful Mysteries Bound Inside

Thanks to modern CT technology, archaeologists have now been able to look deep within three ancient Egyptian mummies discovered back in 1615 AD. Discovered in a rock-cut tomb more than four centuries ago at the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara, the adult male and female mummies, along with a teen mummy , represent “the only […]

Integrity Of Ancient Mummies Offended By Ancient Aliens

Archaeologists all over the world have for decades refuted claims of an extraterrestrial influence on the building achievements of ancient humans. The academic community regard such claims as “ aliens of the gaps ,” reflecting the “ God of the gaps ” theological perspective where gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or […]

Dozens of Egyptian Mummies Discovered South Of Cairo

Archaeological authorities in Egypt have just announced the discovery of many new Egyptian mummies and precious statues . In all, at least 59 new coffins and mummies were found at one of Egypt’s most important archaeological sites: the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site at Saqqara, a vast necropolis on a plateau just south of the […]

What a Frozen Alpine Goat Can Teach Us About Famous Ice Mummies

DNA is especially important now in understanding our ancestors and the past. However, there is a problem in that it can often be difficult to analyze and preserve. The discovery of a mummified chamois, a goat like animal that is indigenous to mountainous areas of Europe, is now helping experts to evaluate DNA without damaging […]

Alien Mummies From Peru Have Human Chromosome Numbers, But Not Anatomy

Russian researchers have analyzed tissue samples from one of the mysterious alien creatures uncovered in Peru last year. The mummy, with an elongated skull and only three fingers, has excited ufologists since its discovery. Preliminary analysis of the tissue samples revealed that the mummy, found in a tomb near the Nazca lines of Peru and […]

2,000yo mummies discovered at major Egyptian tombs is "just the beginning" (VIDEO)

     Ancient tombs filled with coffins, mummies, and artifacts have been discovered in Egypt. Archaeologists say this is just the beginning of the discovery, as the site is expected to take five years to excavate. The large necropolis (or cemetery) was uncovered south of Cairo, near the Tuna al-Gabal archaeological site that’s home to a […]

‘Only the beginning’: 2,000yo mummies discovered at major Egyptian tombs (VIDEO)

The large necropolis (or cemetery) was uncovered south of Cairo, near the Tuna al-Gabal archaeological site that’s home to a range of tombs. It’s believed to be from the late Pharaonic to the early Ptolemaic period. “It’s only the beginning of new discovery,” Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said on Saturday. “I think we will […]

Unusual Things About The Land Of Mummies Nobody Would Tell You

Cleopatra VII, the last queen of ancient Egypt, won the hearts of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of Rome’s most important men. So, he must’ve been mind numbingly beautiful, right? Wrong, her coins suggested otherwise. They all show prominent nose, a pronounced chin, and deep-set eyes. Of course, Cleopatra’s coins reflect the skills of […]

Genome Analysis Shows Egyptian Mummies More Genetically Similar to Europeans and Turks Than Africans

The first ever full-genome analysis of Ancient Egyptians shows they were more Turkish and European than African. Scientists analysed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from 1400 BC to 400 AD and discovered they shared genes with people from the Mediterranean. They found that ancient Egyptians were closely related to ancient populations in the Levant […]

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