From questionable race science to an inaccurate synthesis of a mummy’s voice, scholars regularly contribute to providing poor understandings of the past.
Authorities intercepted the package on its way to Belgium after X-rays revealed dismembered body parts inside the equipment.
The 5,000-year-old mummies, which have been at the British Museum, have tattoos of a wild bull, sheep, and alphabet-like motifs.
“The story of mummification begins with a person’s death,” starts the Mummies exhibition now at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
In one of the latest examples of American museums repatriating human remains, the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe was given control of the 10,600-year-old Spirit Cave mummy.
The exquisitely decorated coffin was discovered near the pharaonic temple of Thutmose III and still contains the remains of its owner.
The fact that he slept for seven years with the corpse of a woman he loved is, for filmmaker Ronni Thomas, one of the least interesting things about Count von Cosel.
On this week’s art crime blotter: an art analysis assignment gets a teacher suspended, new reality TV show allegedly glorifies ‘grave-robbing,’ and Justin Bieber climbs a Mayan ruin and pulls his pants down.
When hikers in the Alps stumbled upon the mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman along the Austrian–Italian border in 1991, the body was so well preserved that they feared they’d discovered the corpse of a fellow mountaineer.
Chicago’s Field Museum is touring its mummies for the first time, and their inaugural stop is the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
It sounds like the beginnings of a detective tale: researchers in the UK recently scanned 300 animal mummies from Egypt only to discover that a full third held no bodies.