1. Idontknowwhatimdoing

    Ancient Egyptian mummy 1879bc Autosomal model

    Look at the autosomal admixture models of modern Egyptians compared to Nakht-ankh an ancient Egyptian mummy from 1879 BC, Middle Kingdom central Egypt. The Tomb of Two Brothers is an ancient sepulchre in Deir Rifeh, Egypt. It contains the chamber tomb of the ancient Egyptian high status...
  2. Jovialis

    Prehistoric mummy reveals Egyptian embalming 'recipe' was around for millennia

    It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers' previous findings that embalming was taking place 1,500 years earlier than previously accepted.Dating from c.3700-3500 BC, the mummy has been housed in the Egyptian...
  3. Jovialis

    Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

    Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the Saqqara...
  4. Jovialis

    Sarcophagus thought to be empty contains highly important mummy

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian academics could help unlock mysteries around ancient Egypt after discovering that a 2,500-year old coffin might contain the remains of a prestigious mummy. The University of Sydney acquired the coffin 150 years ago and a series of academics incorrectly classified...
  5. Jovialis

    Possible Cartouche of Ptolemy IV discovered in Necropolis near Cairo

    Three rock-hewn burial shafts filled with coffins and faience pots have been uncovered in Egypt's Abusir necropolis near Cairo.The discovery was made after authorities received reports of illegal excavations in the area. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities...
  6. Jovialis

    Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

    It's a shame that they would have to partially destroy the mummies to get to the texts. Thankfully, this new method came along. I wonder what else they will uncover when scanning others.
  7. Jovialis

    Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country's efforts to revive its...
  8. Jovialis

    First-of-its-kind mummy study reveals clues to girl's story

    Pretty interesting, I didn't even know these types of mummies existed.
  9. Maciamo

    Egyptian mummy identified as belonging to Y-haplogroup I2

    A new article in Nature revealed that Carsten Pusch from the University of Tübingen managed to sequence the DNA of an ancient Egyptian mummy. Sadly the article doesn't give more information about the identity or age of the mummy, but there is a fleeting mention that the man belonged to...