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Unwrapping the secrets of mummies

Unwrapping the secrets of mummies | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
There's one really good indicator of the most popular items on display in “Mummies of the World”: Smeared glass. Covered in nose and finger prints.
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Returned rare sarcophagus of mummified rat to be displayed in Egyptian Museum Tuesday - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Returned rare sarcophagus of mummified rat to be displayed in Egyptian Museum Tuesday - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The Egyptian Museum will display a rare Ptolemaic sarcophagus of a rat Tuesday after museum curators in Germany helped discover it was was illegally in Europe for at least 15 years
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Archaeology: Ancient tomb unearthed in Upper Egypt - Adnkronos CultureAndMedia

Archaeology: Ancient tomb unearthed in Upper Egypt - Adnkronos CultureAndMedia | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Cairo, 28 May (AKI) - Archaeologists have discovered an 4,000-year-old tomb in Upper Egypt containing a sarcophagus inscribed with ancient funeral texts as well as ritual objects,...
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Ancient Egyptians Bred Kittens Specifically for Mummification Say Researchers

Ancient Egyptians Bred Kittens Specifically for Mummification Say Researchers | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

This cat mummy scanned was a 4 to 5 month old kitten.

 

Researchers say that from about 332 BC to 30 BC in Egypt, cats were raised near temples specifically to be mummified.

 

People would then buy the mummies to use as offerings to the goddess Bastet.

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Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy

Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
A professor from American University in Cairo says discovery of prostate cancer in a 2,200-year-old mummy indicates the disease was caused by genetics, not environment.

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The mummy unmasked: Medical scans give amazing images of ancient Egyptians

The mummy unmasked: Medical scans give amazing images of ancient Egyptians | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
This is an Egyptian mummy having a CT scan to unlock the secrets of its civilisation. Expert Dr Abeer Helmi says the latest X-ray techniques can provide clear three-dimensional pictures of the historical treasures inside.
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The Golden King - North Shore News

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The Golden KingNorth Shore NewsAncient Egypt wasn't all about grandeur and splendour. While the grave goods from Tutankhamun's tomb are splendid in every way, smaller, more mundane ...
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Ancient Egyptian Mummy Suffered Rare and Painful Disease

Ancient Egyptian Mummy Suffered Rare and Painful Disease | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Around 2,900 years ago, an ancient Egyptian man, likely in his 20s, passed away after suffering from a rare, cancerlike disease that may also have left him with a type of diabetes.

When he died he was mummified, following the procedure of the time. The embalmers removed his brain (through the nose it appears), poured resin-like fluid into his head and pelvis, took out some of his organs and inserted four linen “packets” into his body. At some point the mummy was transferred to the 2,300 year-old sarcophagus of a woman named Kareset


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Animal Mummies Discovered at Ancient Egyptian Site : Discovery News

Animal Mummies Discovered at Ancient Egyptian Site : Discovery News | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
An ancient holy place in Egypt once known as the "Terrace of the Great God" reveals a wealth of new discoveries, from animal mummies and human remains to a...

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