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Outrage after Kyrgyzstan reburies its only ancient mummy

Bichkek - Scientists have called for Kyrgyzstan's only mummy to be immediately dug back up after the 1,500-year-old relic was taken from a museum and hastily reburied on the eve of a presidential election in a decision celebrated by self-professed psychics.

Was 'Iceman Otzi' a Copper Age fashionista?

Paris - The 5,300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no less than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis published Thursday revealed.

Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of Buddha statue

Amsterdam - A statue of the Buddha housing a mummified monk, that has been put on display at the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest, has prompted villagers of the statue's place of origin, to send a letter asking for its return.

1,000-year-old mummy found inside Buddha statue

Doctors in the Netherlands were amazed to discover the contents of a mummified monk inside a Buddhist statue. This is the first time that such a thing has been found and it is thought to date back to the 11th or 12th century BC.

Oldest Gospel fragment discovered in mummy mask

Cairo - Possibly the earliest known fragment of the New Testament, a papyrus with words from the Gospel of Saint Mark, has been discovered in a lower-class Egyptian mummy’s burial mask, dating from the First century, about 80-90 A.D.

Boy finds mummified body in abandoned house

Dayton - A boy wandered into an abandoned home only to discover the remains of a mummified body. The coroner stated the body was in the home for five years.

Inca children given alcohol and cocaine before being sacrificed

She was the chosen one who appears to have been selected for sacrifice a year before her actual death and was regularly given drugs and alcohol during the final months to make her more compliant in the ritual that ultimately killed her.

TB genomes isolated from 200-Year-Old Hungarian Mummy

Budapest - Scientists have recovered tuberculosis (TB) genomes, from the bacterial agent, from the lung tissue of a 215-year old mummy.

Ancient mummy scans reveal atherosclerotic hardening of arteries

New evidence suggests that atherosclerotic hardening of arteries, a condition long thought to be a problem arising from modern lifestyles, has been around since ancient times.

Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ should have stuck to its no human policy Special

‘Hotel Transylvania 3D’ softens the monster image, turning the movie villains into good fathers and all around good guys – until an errant human turns them into a bunch of chickens.

Iceman Oetzi's blood is oldest in the world

The 5,300-year-old mummified corpse of iceman Oetzi has recently been discovered to contain the world's oldest blood cells. The team who found these details also debunked previous notions of the mummy, such as time of death after being wounded.

Video: Frozen mammoth shows signs of ancient human butchering

An extremely well preserved juvenile woolly mammoth, with its striking strawberry-blonde hair, has been discovered in a frozen ice cliff in Siberia. Analysis done on the mammoth shows signs of a lion attack, followed by early human scavengers.

Woman inherits mummy, its secrets to be unveiled next week

Wilsonville - A woman who inherited a mummy from her late father will soon learn more about the mystery surrounding a piece of her father's legacy.

Russian police find 29 mummified bodies in man's home

Authorities in Russia have made the gruesome discovery of 29 mummified bodies being kept in a man's apartment in the town of Nizhny Novgorod along the Volga River. The corpses were all females and had been exhumed from local cemeteries.

Alan the Torquay taxi driver is modern world's first ever mummy

When Alan Billis, a taxi driver from the English Riviera town of Torquay was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, he said he wanted to be buried with minimum fuss. No frills, no drama, just a cardboard box in the back garden would suffice.

Mummy Ahmose-Meryet-Amon oldest diagnosed heart disease case

When she died 3,500 years ago in Luxor it's doubtful that anyone knew that Princess Ahmose-Meryet-Amon needed bypass surgery to treat calcified arteries. She died in her 40s due to heart disease and is now the oldest known victim of heart disease.

Ancient Egyptians had mummy's sex changed

At New York's Brooklyn Museum, the Egyptian mummy Lady Hor is actually Sir Hor, as revealed by CT scans. The whole process can be followed at Twitter and Flickr under "Brooklyn Museum".

Will Egyptian Queen’s Beauty Secrets Be Revealed?

Scientists at Bonn University are analyzing a tiny 3,500 year-old glass bottle of perfume bearing Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut’s name to discover its secrets.

Baby John, Family Heirloom to be Buried Today

In April 2006, authorities learned of the remains of a mummified baby being displayed on a bureau in an apartment in Concord, N.H.. After inconclusive DNA testing, the unknown baby will be buried today.

Mummy Found With Fake Toe Could Predate Earliest Known Prosthesis

A female mummy, nicknamed "Toe-tankhamun", was found in a tomb in Luxor back in December 2000. Scientists only know that she was the wife of a high priest and she was found wearing a fake big toe, making them curious if it was a functional prosthesis.

Mummy of Cross-Dressing Pharaoh Uncovered

Positive identification of mystery mummy as Queen Hatshepsut hailed as most important find in Egypt since King Tutankamen's tomb. Search for more artifacts intensifies in Valley of Kings.

Excavators uncover 19th century sarcophagus

The mummy shaped sarcophagus was uncovered earlier in the day by excavators cutting a street for a new subdivision

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The 3.200-year-old mummy was found to be in very good condition.
The 3.200-year-old mummy was found to be in very good condition.
Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities
Khovd Museum
The 1 500 -year-old mummy was wrapped in a layer of felt.
The 1,500 -year-old mummy was wrapped in a layer of felt.
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No  they are not Adidas footwear.
No, they are not Adidas footwear.
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Using DNA analysis and an ancient tooth  Egyptian authorities on Wednesday identified a mummy found ...
Using DNA analysis and an ancient tooth, Egyptian authorities on Wednesday identified a mummy found a century ago as the remains of Queen Hatshepsut, one of ancient Egypt's few women pharaohs and one of its most mysterious rulers. (AP - July 21, 2015.)
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Overview of temple site.
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