Archaeologists found a copper blade in Switzerland that's just like the ax Ötzi the famous "Iceman" was carrying when he died.
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.
A 3,500-year-old tomb built for a goldsmith named Amenemhat and his wife Amenhotep has been discovered at the ancient cemetery of Dra' Abu el-Naga in Luxor.
A series of tombs dating back about 2,000 years, to the time when the Romans controlled Egypt, has been discovered.
A 3,400-year-old tomb holding the remains of more than a dozen possibly mummified people has been discovered on Sai Island, along the Nile River.
Images reveal an ancient tomb and burial chambers holding possibly mummified individuals. The tomb was discovered on Sai Island, located in Sudan along the Nile River.
An international team of researchers has reconstructed the face and brain of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy, revealing a unique "packing" embalming treatment.
Archaeologists have discovered an underground catacomb containing numerous mummy-filled corridors at an ancient cemetery at the site of Tuna el-Gebel in Egypt.
Several mummies and more than 1,000 figurines have been discovered at an ancient cemetery located at Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists reported.
Researchers are using high-tech 3D imaging software to reveal what is inside a 2,000-year-old Egyptian cat mummy and other ancient mummified artifacts in the museums' collections.
The mummy of a child discovered in a crypt beneath a Lithuanian church harbors the oldest sample found to date of the virus that causes smallpox, a new report said.
High-resolution scans of a sizable Egyptian crocodile mummy revealed unexpected stowaways that the croc had literally been keeping under wraps for 2,000 years.
Under a mummified crocodile's bandages hid dozens of baby crocodiles, each one individually swaddled.
Proteins from the mummies' skin and muscle samples show the people likely had cancer, lung infections and other diseases.