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Who’s your mummy? Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped

1 year, 4 months ago
WASHINGTON:┬áDNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is unwrapping intriguing insight into the people of ancient Egypt, including a surprise discovery that they had scant genetic ties to…

Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead

1 year, 5 months ago
Famine and disease haunt the living, but not even the dead are spared the calamities of Yemen's two-year-old civil war. Ancient mummies are withering away in a major museum for lack of electricity and preservative chemicals from abroad -…