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.
Burials of dogs and other animals, being 1000 years old, are still being found in the area of the ZOO in Lima, Peru, revealing the importance of animals in the pre-Columbian culture of the region.
Archaeologists conducting excavations at Lima’s ZOO discovered remains of over 100 dogs and humans dating back to pre-Columbian times. Some of the dogs were mummified with skin and hair still preserved.
Archaeologists in Peru discovered an ancient burial in Los Olivos district of the capital, Lima. The human remains were bundled up in a funerary basket.
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.
Remains of a high-status woman buried about 4,500 years ago at the archaeological site of Aspero, being Caral civilization’s fishing town.