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The head and upper thorax of Hatason (Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco)

Mummy of middle class ancient Egyptian woman found to have intriguing features

A 3,000-year-old female mummy that underwent radiological examination in November was determined to be a middle class, free citizen but not an extremely important or influential person, says a...
Three of the hearts in their urns on top of the earth in which they were buried

Embalmed heart of 17th century knight buried in grave of his wife

Archaeologists recently unearthed five embalmed human hearts that had been removed from bodies, placed inside heart-shaped urns and buried underneath a convent in France in the late 16 th and early...
Ministry of Antiquities, Egypt.

Sarcophagus of Egyptian High Priest Unearthed with Hieroglyphic Inscriptions and Scenes of Offerings

The sarcophagus of a high priest of the ancient Egyptian god Amun Ra has been unearthed in Egypt. The well preserved sarcophagus, discovered by a team of archaeologists within the 3,400-year-old tomb...
The mummified remains of the 17th-century bishop, Peder Winstrup.

What is a fetus doing inside the coffin of a 17th century mummified bishop?

Researchers at Lund University hospital were in for a surprise when they conducted a CT scan of a mummified Scandinavian bishop, and spotted the remains of a tiny fetus tucked under the bishop’s feet...
Mummy of a child with a gilded face mask. Greco-Roman Museum, Alexandria, Egypt. Representational image only.

Egyptian Child Mummy Dumped in Garbage in France, Now Restored and Protected

The mummy of an ancient Egyptian child was saved from a municipal dump and is set to go on display for the first time outside Paris. The 2,000-year-old mummified body and casket are thought to have...
Unique lead coffin found under a parking lot in Leicester, England has been opened to reveal the skeleton of an unknown elderly woman.

Lady in Lead: Coffin found at Grey Friars near King Richard III opened, revealing mystery woman

Archaeologists have been met with surprise upon surprise as they excavate coffins and remains found at the medieval grave site of England’s King Richard III. The opening of a unique lead coffin found...
1,600-year-old Roman child coffin

Archaeologists reveal contents of 1,600-year-old Roman child coffin

A young girl’s body buried in the English countryside 1,600 years ago was a major find in 2013 because, archaeologists say, children of her age may not have been considered to have achieved full...
2,400-year-old Egyptian coffin with amateurish images

Rare scenes on ancient Egyptian coffin reveal influence of Persian Empire occupation

A coffin from ancient Egypt has been revealed decorated with rare and unusual art that is not typical of the Egyptian style, demonstrating how much is lost when a civilization loses its most highly...
Bearded Man Mystery

Unravelling the Mystery of the Bearded Man

“He looks almost Byzantine or Greek, gazing doe-eyed over the viewer’s left shoulder, his mouth forming a slight pout, like a star-struck lover or perhaps a fan of the races witnessing his favorite...
The ‘Alexander’ sarcophagus from Sidon

The Tomb of Alexander the Great - Part Two

In 1887, Osman Hamdi Bey, the director of the Ottoman Imperial Museum in Istanbul, was alerted to a major find in Sidon, Lebanon. Two groups of underground chambers were unearthed and opened,...
The Tomb of Alexander the Great

The Tomb of Alexander the Great - Part 1

One of the great mysteries of antiquity, is the final resting place of that mighty royal warrior, Alexander the Great. His biographer, Arrian, fails to mention the funeral preparations, but Diodorus...
Mummification - Skeleton

Researchers find Long-lost Mummy of Chief Steward to Amenhotep II

Academics have solved a centuries-old puzzle by tracking down the mummy of Qenamun, chief steward of pharaoh Amenhotep II (c 1427 – 1400 BC), in a former monastery, according to a report in Discovery...
Infant-sized ancient Egyptian sarcophagus

Infant-sized ancient Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain mummified foetus

An infant-sized ancient Egyptian sarcophagus with an unknown history has sat on display at an Egypt centre in Wales for some time, with most believing it a forgery, due to inconclusive x-rays carried...
Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus in Israel

Surprise finding as ancient Egyptian sarcophagus is found in Israel

Archaeologists made a rare and unexpected discovery during a natural gas pipeline salvage excavation in Jezereel Valley, Israel, when they came across a 3,300-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus complete...
4,400 years old Skeleton in Abusir - Egypt

4,400-year-old skeleton of top government official found in Abusir, Egypt

A Czech archaeological team has discovered a well-preserved skeleton of a top government official in Abusir, Egypt, dating to the fifth dynasty (2465 – 2325 BC). The remains belong to a man named...
Tomb Raiders - Coffin in Mongolia

Ancient coffin rescued from tomb raiders in Inner Mongolia reveals remains of aristocratic woman

Chinese archaeologists rescued an ancient coffin from tomb raiders trying to break in to a grave site via a 10 metre hole in a pasture region of China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The 1,500-...

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