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October 11, 2017


A reconstruction of how Xin Zhui probably looked when she was alive. It can be see at the Changsa Museum.

The Discovery of Xin Zhui

Xin Zhui's body is so well-preserved her skin is described as feeling alive.

June 28, 2017


Gallagh Man at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

Bog Bodies

How do peat bogs keep human bodies preserved for thousands of years?

October 24, 2011


Mummies come in a variety of forms, but there's one thing they all have one thing in common. Not a one is very photogenic. Come see.

Ötzi, Say ‘Cheese’

No doubt about it, photographs of mummies are tasteless and terrifying. Then again, isn't that kind of the point of Halloween?

October 13, 2010


Healing Power Of Ancient Tattoos

Ancient tattoos may have had more than just a decorative function.

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