The sheep specimen is a rare example of "natural" mummification.
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.
An astonishingly lifelike facial reconstruction reveals the face of an enigmatic mummy who may have been the biological father of the renowned pharaoh Tutankhamen.
A newly discovered instruction manual for embalming mummies in ancient Egypt contains the earliest known description of these mysterious techniques.
A man who died of constipation more than 1,000 years ago survived on just grasshoppers for months, his mummy has revealed.
High-energy X-ray scans of an intact Egyptian mummy mapped a detailed glimpse of the bones and objects inside.
Researchers scanned the mummified corpses of a cat, a snake and a bird, revealing the grim details of their deaths
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.
New DNA evidence suggests that Egyptians captured wild birds for millions of ritualistic sacrifices, rather than farming the animals.
Scans of the inside of an ancient cat mummy revealed that the 2,500-year-old feline supposedly resting within wasn't a single animal.
The mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman was discovered alongside 75 different species of mosses and liverworts, some of which he carried with him.