• Origins of the mysterious Tarim Basin mummies revealed

    Ancient DNA data has traced where the Bronze Age peoples of the Tarim Basin came from.

    The dry Tarim Basin, in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of north-western China, is home to hundreds of naturally mummi...

    Archaeology October 28, 2021
  • Mud shroud

    Scientists find unknown ancient preservation technique on old mummy.

    Advanced scientific techniques have revealed a rare painted shell, or carapace, of mud within the wrappings of an Egy...

    Archaeology February 4, 2021
  • Scans tell three tales of ancient Egypt

    Mummified animals revealed in high-tech detail.

    Three mummified animals have been digitally unwrapped and dissected in unprecedented detail, providing, the researche...

    Civilisations August 21, 2020