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A worker on the Middle Kingdom Theban Project takes out an embalming jar he had just discovered among a cache of other embalming materials of the Vizier Ipi, who lived more than 4,000 years ago. (Photo courtesy of the Spanish Mission)

Egyptologists Find 4,000-year-old Dried Heart, 50 Embalming Jars and Mummification Materials of Ancient Vizier

A team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered a large cache of embalming materials for the Vizier Ipi of ancient Egypt’s 12th Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom, including large urns, shrouds and...
The head of Nebiri with a broken canopic jar containing his lungs

Researchers identify oldest known case of heart failure in an Egyptian mummy

The oldest case of heart failure in a mummy has been identified in the remains of Nebiri, Chief of Stables, who lived 3,500 years ago in Egypt. Nebiri’s head and a broken canopic jar with his...
Ancient Egyptian child mummy, Hildesheim, Germany

Researchers Use Modern Technology to Uncover Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Child Mummies

At the St. Bernward hospital in Hildesheim, Germany, researchers are busy working on two Ancient Egyptian child mummies, investigating them with the help of CT scanning equipment. The project is...