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mummy research

Scientists figured out how to read ancient mummy texts without destroying their glorious boxes

January 1st, 2018

Archaeologists often have to walk a very thin line between studying historical artifacts and preserving them in as pristine of condition as possible. For researchers studying ancient Egyptian mummies, that line is often quite blurry, but a new breakthrough scanning technique is offering the ability to examine 2,000-year-old documents used in the construction of decorative …

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Ancient mummy gets CT scan after 2,000 years, is diagnosed with cancer

December 11th, 2017

Modern medicine can be a truly amazing thing, extending and in sometimes outright saving the lives of people who would otherwise meet untimely ends. For one man who lived some 2,000 years ago, doctors arrived many centuries too late, but his remains have gotten plenty of attention from medical experts anyway. The man’s body, long …