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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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MYSTERIES 

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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