An Egyptian woman who was mummified with her mouth open in a silent scream probably died of a heart attack, new research finds.
Mummification, or the process of preserving the dead, was once a widespread practice among many ancient societies.
A massive burial ground holding the remains of several high priests of ancient Egypt, along with their assistants, has been discovered in the northern part of the site of Tuna el-Gebel.
The voice of an ancient Egyptian priest has been heard for the first time in more than 3,000 years, thanks to a detailed reconstruction of his vocal tract from his mummified remains.
Permafrost mummified and preserved a young pup for millennia, maintaining its body in near-perfect condition.
Two mummified lions, dating back about 2,600 years, have been discovered in a tomb full of cat statues and cat mummies in Saqqara, in Egypt.
Almost 2,000 years ago, at a time when the Romans ruled Egypt, a woman named "Demetria" was laid to rest in a magnificently decorated catacomb at Saqqara in Egypt.
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