A Mummy Turned Up in Iran. Could It Be the Former Shah?
Are these the remains of Reza Shah Pahlavi?
SOURCE: The Washington Post
A museum relegated an ‘empty’ coffin to a side room for decades. Inside was a 2,500-year-old mummy.
The coffin, from the 6th century B.C., had been purchased by Sir Charles Nicholson from an Egyptian antiquities market in 1857 or 1858.
Chile and Its Scientists Protest Research on Tiny Mummy
The Chilean government said it would start an inquiry into whether the remains of a tiny baby girl were illegally exhumed and smuggled out of the country.
SOURCE: CBS News
2,000-year-old mummy shroud found in museum storage
Museum curators in Scotland have discovered a piece of Egyptian history -- and they found it inside a crumpled up paper bag.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
Scan Reveals Mummy Hidden Inside Buddha Statue
The mummy is believed to be that of Liuquan, a Buddhist monk who died in China around 1,100 A.D.
SOURCE: Yahoo News
Chicago scientists open Egyptian mummy coffin
Scientists started conservation work on the mummy of Minirdis, the son of a stolist priest.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
Egyptian Mummy-Making May Have Started Way Earlier Than Scientists Thought
The finding pushes back known use of the multi-ingredient ointment by about 2,000 years.
SOURCE: The Independent
Egyptian mummies: Science or sacrilege?
By cutting open the mummies, scholars and collectors destroyed the fragile layers of embalmment, arranged with care after death in order to ensure the person's existence in the afterlife.
2,400-Year-Old Myths of Mummy-Making Busted
Contrary to reports by famous Greek historian Herodotus, the ancient Egyptians probably didn't remove mummy guts using cedar oil enemas, new research on the reality of mummification suggests. The ancient embalmers also didn't always leave the mummy's heart in place, the researchers added. The findings, published in the February issue of HOMO – Journal of Comparative Human Biology, come from analyzing 150 mummies from the ancient world....
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK)
Tutankhamun could have been lost forever
Tomorrow marks the 90th anniversary of the moment that the Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, working in primitive conditions in the desert, found and opened the tomb.They became the first people to lay eyes upon the boy king's sarcophagus in 3,000 years, and also made an “extraordinary contribution” to our historical understanding, the fifth earl’s ancestor and namesake George Herbert has said.Ahead of the anniversary the current Lord Carnarvon praised the "determined and stoic behaviour" of the archaeological team....
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