Bejeweled silk-wrapped body uncovered at 1,500-year-old cemetery along Silk Route

Archaeological excavations at China’s Inner Mongolia region have uncovered a series of fascinating finds, including a silk-wrapped body dating back to the era of the Northern Wei dynasty and an ornate silver bowl with engravings of Greek gods. Found at a 1,500-year-old cemetery, the discovery shows how trading of goods and valuables took place along…

King Tut's Tomb Could House Remains Of Other Family Members-3

Hidden chambers in King Tut’s tomb could house remains of other family members

Radar scanning of King Tut’s tomb has revealed two hitherto-unknown chambers containing either metal or organic material, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said at a recent press conference. Conducted by Japanese scientist Hirokatsu Watanabu and his team, the survey has uncovered two hidden rooms along the eastern and northern walls of the 3,300-year-old, curse-protected tomb.…


Over 170 mummies found in the 1200-year old Cotahuasi Valley tombs of Peru

Peru's ruggedly scenic Cotahuasi Valley has some secrets of its own, as is evident from more than 171 mummies found in seven tombs perched atop the hills. These slightly 'towering' burial grounds surround a 1200-year old site known as Tenahaha, which largely consisted of open-air enclosures and storerooms that were tailored to mass scale feasting…

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