Signs of ancient plaque in mummies' hearts hint at cardiovascular disease.
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.
Archaeologists have discovered several mummies and sarcophagi in two separate tombs near Luxor (ancient Thebes) in Egypt.
A 10,600-year-old mummy found in Nevada is helping scientists fill in their fuzzy picture of how humans first migrated into the Americas.
Tens of cat mummies and around 100 wooden statues of cats were discovered near a pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt. The area seems to have been used for cat burials thousands of years ago.
The nearly 1,500-year-old remains of at least 60 people and six trophy heads have been discovered in deep pits in Vitor Valley in southern Peru.
The face mask was among a treasure trove of discoveries that included mummies, a burial shaft, mummification workshop and sarcophagi.
About 2,000 years ago, during the time Jesus supposedly walked the Earth, people buried a young woman wearing a silk skirt in a stone grave.