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NOVA | Mummies 101

NOVA | Mummies 101 | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
What is a mummy? Get a primer on mummies worldwide—from ancient Egypt to the Incan Andes to the peat bogs of Europe.

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Egyptian Mummy's Curse: Oldest Heart Disease Case

Egyptian Mummy's Curse: Oldest Heart Disease Case | Ancient Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Ancient Egyptian princess had blocked arteries in her heart.

Via David Walp
Rowena ButedHIST1014's insight:

Who would ever thought that a modern disease such as atherosclerosis could occur in ancient Egypt. The article could have provided information about the diet of the mummies to better understand the reasons for the heart disease, 

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Bobby Savoy's curator insight, January 30, 2014 1:15 AM

Heart Disease in a mummy? I guess this is one less disease that can be considered to be "modern."