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Why is This Ancient Mummy in Siberia Wearing a Nifty Pair of Adidas Sneakers?

A recently unearthed mummy equipped with a well-preserved pair of ‘Adidas sneaker’ has intrigued archaeologists and conspiracy theorists alike. While some consider it to be only a lucky find, others have brought conclusive arguments as to why this could be the remnants of an actual time traveler. Time travel has always been a fascinating topic, especially in present days when this concept doesn’t look so futuristic anymore. With our current development in technology, we can dream of cruising through time in a couple hundred years. Until that day arrives, we’ll…

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MYSTERIES 

Forensic experts discovery: Secrets of 2,000-year-old Egyptian ‘mummy paintings’ revealed

In the ancient Egyptian settlement of Tebturnis, the modern day Umm el-Baragat in Al Fayyum, scientists believe they have finally uncovered the secrets behind the techniques used to create a series of fifteen “mummy portraits”. Remarkably, these 2,000-year-old portraits, first unearthed by archaeologists over a century ago in 1899, appear to contain a wide variety of pigments and materials from across the European continent, suggesting that these ancient Egyptian artists had access to a vast, trans-continental trade network. These masterpieces, created between the first and third centuries AD, were painted…

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ARCHAELOGY 

Remarkable Tattooed Mummy Brought Back To Life In Stunning Realistic Recreation

We still may not know what killed the Señora of Cao in Peru 1,600 years ago, but we now know what she looked like when she was alive. Ira Block/National Geographic; Fundación Augusto N Wiese No one knows what killed the Señora of Cao nearly 1,600 years ago. But whatever the cause, her untimely passing must have been upsetting to her people, the Moche, who lived on the north coast of Peru between approximately and 100 and 700 C.E., at least seven centuries before the more well-known Inca. After the…

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ARCHAELOGY 

Ancient Egyptian mummy at the Louvre has a face covered by an unusual interwoven square pattern

There are more than 50,000 pieces that comprise the fantastic collection at the Department of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre of Paris. Collectibles include various artifacts from the Nile civilizations that span more than four millennia, from 4,000 BC to the 4th century AD. Counted as one of the world’s largest such collections, it gives a detailed overview of Egyptian life and customs from the earliest days of the Ancient Egypt, through the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom, as well as the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine eras. The collections…

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SCIENCE 

The Mummy Returns: Egyptian Dignitary’s Face and Brain Reconstructed

An international team of researchers has reconstructed the face and brain of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy, revealing a unique “packing” embalming treatment. Consisting of a well-preserved head and canopic jars containing internal organs, the remains belong to Nebiri, an Egyptian dignitary who lived under the reign of the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Thutmoses III (1479–1425 B.C.). Nebiri’s mummy became famous two years ago when he was diagnosed with the oldest ever case of chronic heart failure. [Photos: The Amazing Mummies of Peru and Egypt] “He was between 45 [and] 60 years…

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SCIENCE 

The Face of a Beautiful Egyptian Woman Brought to Life from 2,000-Year-Old Mummy

The face of a young Egyptian woman who lived at least 2,000-years-ago has been reconstructed from a 3D print out of her skull. The forensic techniques employed revealed surprising facts about the beautiful woman, who has been named Meritamun, meaning beloved of the god Amun. Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia, in collaboration with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, used new technologies, including CT scanning, 3D printing and well known forensic facial reconstruction. Although, the mummy is incomplete, the remains stayed wrapped throughout the process. The 3D…

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MYSTERIES 

Genetic Analysis of a Frozen Andean Mummy Reveals a Previously Unknown Lineage

In 1985, a frozen and half buried mummy of a young boy was recovered from the mountain of Aconcagua in Argentina. Now, a team of scientists have managed to extract and sequence his mitochondrial DNA from a biopsy of the mummy’s lungs. The results are astonishing and indicate that the child belonged to a genetic population whose lineage has not previously been identified in modern Native Americans. When the mummy was first discovered by a group of mountaineers in 1985 it was found half buried at the base of the Pirámide…

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AN ANCIENT mummy unearthed in Mongolia has sent the internet into a frenzy over its apparent cutting-edge footwear

Archaeologists discovered partial remains of a female who is believed to have died some 1,500-years ago, nearly 10,000 feet high in the Altai Mountains. So far, experts have found only one hand and the woman’s feet. But it is what is on them that has created shock. The traditional footwear of the time looks more like it was designed by German sportswear brand Adidas complete with the iconic stripes, which has got chins wagging on the internet.One person wrote on Live Leak: “Didn’t know they had Adidas back then…” While…

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