Mummies provide a window into the traditions and rituals practiced by ancient cultures. Modern analyses on their bones, teeth, hair and preserved soft tissues can also provide information on the health conditions these ancient people experienced, as well as what type of food they ate. Here's the latest news on mummies and what analyses have revealed about their lives.
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Several dozen burials from the Wari culture, which prospered in the region before the Inca took over, were unearthed in Peru.
A new DNA study suggests that the lost realm of Punt and the port city of Adulis may have been in the same place, separated by time.
Mummified mice found atop volcanoes in South America have long hinted that rodents forage on peaks as tall as 22,000 feet, but it turns out mice permanently live at these extreme heights.
These ancient 'mummy portraits' provide a window into ancient Egyptian life and culture.
Scientists blast claims of two 'alien' bodies that a journalist presented to Mexico's congress.
Chemical analyses have revealed the specific components ancient Egyptians used to embalm the dead, including exotic ingredients that were acquired through trading.
A new DNA analysis reveals that Ötzi the Iceman was genetically predisposed to male-pattern baldness, diabetes and obesity.
Archaeologists in Egypt found ancient mummification workshops — one for humans and one for animals — at Saqqara.
A look at 21 ancient Egyptian mummified children reveals that one-third of them had a blood disorder known as anemia.
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