All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mummy’

50 Mummies Discovered In Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

50 mummies were recently discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. A variety of objects including wooden sarcophagi, death masks and canopic jars were also found with the mummies. Archaeologists were able to read the names and inscriptions on many of these objects to determine who they belonged to and just who the mummies were. The mummified bodies appeared to …

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3,600-Year-Old Mummy Unearthed In Luxor Egypt

A routine dig in Luxor, Egypt has resulted in the discovery of a sarcophagus – with a mummy inside and intact. The team of Egyptian and Spanish archeologists that led the excavation were working on a tomb when they unearthed an elaborately painted and well preserved sarcophagus carved with a human face. It is believed to be 3,600 years old. …

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Archaeologist: King Tut Died… While Chariot Racing

His discovery captivated the world, and from 1922 on, discoverers Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter would become the most famous (and, allegedly, accursed) Egyptologists until their mysterious deaths. Over 20 people associated with the famous discovery of King Tutankhamen’s earthly remains died in mysterious ways, often attributed to “the curse of Tutankhamen” and the supernatural power of the ancient Egyptian …

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1700 Year Old Peruvian Priestess: Did Women Rule Peru?

In the last few years, archaeological finds coming out of Peru are shedding new light on a South American contemporary civilization that existed simultaneously as the Mayans. The most recent discovery, reported on by the AFP, is of another pre-Hispanic priestess of possible royal descent, making this the eighth such discovery in over 20 years. The skeleton was found at …

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N.M.: Mummified Body Found Was That Of Writer

The mummified body of a writer was found in her New Mexico home last week, and authorities believe it’s possible she’s been dead for up to a year. Barbara Salinas-Norman was known for her children’s books, which she wrote and illustrated to help Mexican-American kids learn about their heritage. She also founded and ran a publishing company, Pinata Publications. However, …

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