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World’s earliest tattoos discovered on mummies

Dating to between 3351 to 3017 BC, tattoos of animals and motifs have been discovered on an Egyptian mummy at British Museum. SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES-VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED Researchers used infrared technology to find figural tattoos of a wild bull and a sheep on the upper arm of a male mummy. The mummy belongs to Egypt’s Predynastic period, the era preceding the country’s unification by the first pharaoh at around 3100 BC. All visible skin on the mummified individual was examined for signs of body modification…