Tag Archive | mummies

NEWS: Cachette of 17 mummies unearthed in Egypt’s El-Minya

NEWS: Cachette of 17 mummies unearthed in Egypt’s El-Minya

“Tuna Al-Gabal archaeological site, near Upper Egypt’s El-Minya, buzzed Saturday with journalists who flocked in to catch a glimpse of a newly discovered cachette of mummies, dating from the Late Period. During excavation work in the area, which neighbours the birds and animals necropolis, a mission from Cairo University stumbled this week upon the cachette […]

Event: Peek Inside the New ‘Mummies’ Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History

Event: Peek Inside the New ‘Mummies’ Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History

“Mummies in real life can be just as captivating as the ones in the movies — particularly when you can see their insides. That’s the point of “Mummies,” a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History opening on March 20. On tour from the Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibit not only showcases the ritually […]

Egyptomania #4

Egyptomania #4

  This week we are examining a seemingly shocking trend of the Victorian era: mummy unwrapping parties. At one point, tourists could buy mummies from street sellers in Egypt and, during the 1830s and 1840s, mummy unwrapping parties became a popular pastime of the upper classes of society. Modern opinion often view these ‘parties’ as […]

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian child mummies and their secrets unwrapped in Germany

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian child mummies and their secrets unwrapped in Germany

  “The stories of two mummified children are being unwrapped as researchers perform CT scans to determine the secret lives of the ancient Egyptians. Research is being done at the St. Bernward hospital in Hildesheim, Germany, for an exhibit at the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum Hildesheim. The exhibit is scheduled for August 12-18, 2016, according […]

NEWS: Nine intact Late Period coffins found in Qubbet el Hawa

NEWS: Nine intact Late Period coffins found in Qubbet el Hawa

(Source: Luxor Times). The Minister of Antiquities has announced a new discovery of an intact burial chamber. The chamber contains nine coffins containing mummies dating to the Late Period (650-525 B.C) in Qubbet el Hawa, South of Aswan. A wooden sarcophagus was found in good condition containing a mummy of a Nubian descent as suggested […]

NEWS: Almost 60 royal mummies discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

NEWS: Almost 60 royal mummies discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

A huge tomb discovered in the West Bank of the Nile Valley of the Kings in Luxor is seen in this undated Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities handout photo received April 28, 2014 (Source: Ahram Online). “A cache of royal mummies has been unearthed inside a rock-hewn tomb in the Valley of the Kings on […]

EVENT: The British Museum – Ancient Lives: New Discoveries

EVENT: The British Museum – Ancient Lives: New Discoveries

CT scan 3D visualisation of the mummified remains of a Sudanese woman (Source: The Telegraph). “Wrapped in bandages and caricatured as figures of terror in Hollywood movies, Egypt’s mummies have long captivated and bewildered scientists and children alike. Now a new exhibition at the British Museum will disclose the human side of the mummies of […]