Researchers claim to have found possibly oldest figurative tattoos in the world on two 5000-year-old mummies found in Gebelein in the southern part of Upper Egypt.
An X-ray scattering experiment has been performed on a 1900-year-old Egyptian mummy of young girl to obtain new information about her, including how her body was prepared, what items she may have been buried with, the quality of her bones and what material is present in her brain cavity.
A 3500-years-old mummy of an Egyptian dignitary living in the times of 18th Dynasty pharaoh Thutmoses III (1479–1425 BC) served as a basis for a digital reconstruction the face and brain.
A new study of the Copper Age mummy found in 1991 in Italian Alps shows that the man might have simply froze to death, perhaps after suffering minor blood loss from an arrow wound to his left shoulder and several blows to the head.
Warsaw Mummy Project is the largest scientific venture ever undertaken in Poland to study the mummies belonging to the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. We would like to closer present the details behind the research of one of Archaeofeed’s 2016 Archaeology Award winners.
Mummies of the Chinchorro people, dating 7400 years to the past, are scheduled for DNA analysis and computerized tomography scans. The 15 selected mummies of mostly children and unborn babies, were found on the Pacific coast of South America, at the edge of the Atacama desert.
The face of a man who lived 9500 years ago in Neolithic settlement in Jericho, now the West Bank region of Palestine, was reconstructed in British Museum.
Viking toolbox found during excavations in the Viking fortress at Borgring, Denmark, was carefully examined and extracted in laboratory conditions. It revealed an extraordinary set of iron hand tools that may have been used to make Viking ships and houses.
Archaeologists excavating a monastery in the Tuscan town of Lucca have unearthed a unique 400-year-old dental prosthesis. The find appears to pre-date modern tooth bridges.
The mummy of an Egyptian priest named Hor-Jehuti (pl.: Hor-Dżehuti) underwent modern analysis, involving computer tomography scans which revealed that the mummified individual was in fact a woman. The discovery was made while conducting the interdisciplinary Warsaw Mummy Project.