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  1. Peruvian Mummies ( - NOVA)
  1. Ancient Mummies Start to Decay (CBS News)
      "The famous Chinchorro mummies, which have remained preserved in Chile for more than 7,000 years, are now under threat from increased levels of moisture." 03-15

  2. CT Scans Reveal Ancient Egyptian Mummies' Secrets (CNN News)
      "Inside are the three frail bodies in open wooden crates causing all the commotion. Another body -- a prince no less -- is a few rooms down in a computer tomography scanner."

      "The bodies are part of the Brooklyn Museum's collection of 11 Egyptian mummies, transported to the North Shore University Hospital to be scanned. The goal: Find out who they are, how they might have died and establish a chronology of advances in ancient Egypt's mummification techniques." 06-09

  3. Egyptian Mummies (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)
      "The mummies from the Deir el-Bahri cache were removed to the Cairo Museum in 1881, and most, but not all, of the mummies found in the tomb of Amenhotep II were brought to Cairo after their discovery."

  4. First Human Skull Over 50,000 Years Old Found Outside of Africa (Huffington Post)
      " 'The most exciting thing about Manot 1 is that it is the first and yet the only modern human securely dated to 60,000 to 50,000 years ago outside of the African continent,' said co-lead study author Israel Hershkovitz, a physical anthropologist at Tel Aviv University in Israel."

  5. Iceman Mummy Found with New Tatoo (Huffington Post)
      "Researchers in Italy announced this week that they had discovered a strange new tattoo on the ribcage of the 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ítzi the Iceman."

  6. Siberian Mummy Has Tattoos (ABC News)
      "High in the Altai mountains of Siberia, not far from the border between Russia and Mongolia, researchers have found the mummified body of a young woman covered with tattoos that archeologists say look remarkably modern."

      "The woman, probably about 25 years old, was buried some 2,500 years ago and found in 1993. She most likely belonged to the Pazyryk tribe, nomads who inhabited the area for centuries. Kept cold in the permafrost, she was, say the scientists, well enough preserved that one can see intricate tattoos of animals and what appear to be deities." 06-09

  1. Making a Mummy (
      "Mummification is the act of preserving a dead body. It can be performed on humans as well as animals. The bodies that are mummified can be preserved frozen, wet, or dry. Mummification can be a natural process, or it can be deliberately done. It was practiced by several cultures throughout the history of mankind, the most notable among them is the Egyptians." 04-09


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