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  • Egyptian mummy bears tattoo of a Christian saint

    07/30/2017 4:19:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 26, 2017 | Zelda Caldwell
    CAT scans reveal that the Sudanese woman bore the image of the Archangel Michael on her leg. The mummified remains of an Egyptian woman, discovered in a cemetery near the bank of the Nile. revealed a surprising discovery: she bore a tattoo of the Archangel Michael.The Telegraph | YouTubeCAT scans performed by the British Museum revealed that the woman, who lived in Sudan around 700 AD, had the tattoo on her inner thigh (whether it was meant to be seen remains unknown).The tattoo features a cross on top of a symbol representing the Archangel Michael. It combines in one...
  • 1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy had tattoo of St. Michael

    04/01/2014 2:24:16 PM PDT · by mgist · 17 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/26/14 | Koprowski
    1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy had tattoo of St. Michael CT scan 3D visualisation of the mummified remains of a Sudanese woman, to show the organs. TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM Next A mummy of an Egyptian woman dating back to 700 A.D. has been scanned and stripped to reveal a tattoo on her thigh that displays the name of the biblical archangel Michael. The discovery, announced by researchers at the British Museum over the weekend, was made during a research project that used advanced medical scans, including Computed Tomography (CT) images, to examine Egyptian mummies at a number of hospitals in...
  • 1,300 year-old mummy and her intimate tattoo

    03/28/2014 4:16:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies
    Telegraph ^ | March 27, 2014 | Robert Mendick
    Wrapped in bandages and caricatured as figures of terror in Hollywood movies, Egypt’s mummies have long captivated and bewildered scientists and children alike. Now a new exhibition at the British Museum will disclose the human side of the mummies of the Nile. Eight have been – scientifically speaking – stripped bare revealing secrets taken to the grave thousands of years ago. snip One of the mummies, whose remains were found just seven years ago, was so well preserved that archaeologists could almost make out the tattoo on her skin on the inner thigh of her right leg with the naked...
  • Tattoo Discovered on Ancient Egyptian Mummy

    03/24/2014 12:58:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | unattributed
    CT scans and the use of infra-red technology on the naturally mummified remains of a woman who lived in in a Christian community in the Sudan 1,300 years ago have revealed a tattoo on her inner thigh. The tattoo is a symbol of the Archangel Michael, assembled from ancient Greek letters. She is the first evidence of a tattoo from the period. This is a very rare find, Daniel Antoin, curator of physical anthropology at the British Museum, told The Telegraph. The womans remains are part of a special exhibition of eight mummies and what technology has revealed about their...
  • Mummies with Heart Disease: A Mass-Killer with Ancient Origins

    09/30/2019 9:02:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ancient-origins.net/ ^ | 30 September, 2019 - 13:57 | ashley cowie
    Modern diets and sedentary lifestyles leading to obesity are largely blamed for the disease in modern culture but a new University of Texas study, published in the American Heart Journal , found cholesterol buildup in the arteries of five mummies dating back to 2000 BC. [S]canning the preserved arteries of ancient mummies revealed that heart disease and high cholesterol have for a long time been part of the human condition. Although processed high-fat foods leading to high-cholesterol are so often blamed for heart disease today, this new study found signs of the same kind of cholesterol-clogged arteries seen in modern...
  • Mummified mice found in 'beautiful, colourful' Egyptian tomb

    04/05/2019 8:43:43 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 05 Apr 2019 | "Agencies"
    Recently discovered tomb of official dating back more than 2,000 years contains dozens of animals and two mummies Dozens of mummified mice were among the animals found in an ancient Egyptian tomb that was unveiled on Friday. The well-preserved and finely painted tomb near the Egyptian town of Sohag a desert area near the Nile about 390km (242 miles) south of Cairo is thought to be from the early Ptolemaic period, dating back more than 2,000 years.... ...Ptolemaic rule spanned about three centuries until the Roman conquest in 30 BC.
  • How a one million strong tribe keep their dead relatives at home

    02/21/2019 9:02:52 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    The Sun ^ | 20 Feb 2018 | Lauren Clark
    The Toraja people of Indonesia often don't bury their deceased loved ones for years - or even decades In a mountainous area of Indonesia, the Toraja people mummify the bodies of the deceased and care for their preserved bodies as though they are still living. There are around one million Torajan people, most of whom live in the South Sulawesi region, who believe that after death the soul remains in the house so the dead are treated to food, clothing, water, cigarettes. The stench is strong, so the family will store lots of dried plants beside the body to mask...
  • New Studies Show Fourth Salt Man Is 2000 Years Old

    12/23/2005 10:31:43 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 982+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 12-23-2005
    New studies show Fourth Salt Man is 2000 years old TEHRAN, Dec. 23 (MNA) -- The most recent studies on the Fourth Salt Man indicate that the body is 2000 years old, the director of the Chehrabad Studies Center announced on Friday. Recent radiography and CAT scans of the body indicate that the Fourth Salt Man was 15 or 16 years old at the time of death, Abolfazl Ali added. Discovered in the Hamzehlu Salt Mine in early March 2005, the Fourth Salt Man is the most intact of the salt men discovered in the mine, which is located near...
  • The Man in Salt, Salzwelten, Hallstatt, Austria

    09/08/2005 10:10:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 2,462+ views
    Salinen Austria AG ^ | by 2005 | staff
  • Iran, Germany, And Britain To Decide On Fate Of Salt Men

    07/23/2007 1:53:00 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 1,113+ views
    CHN ^ | 7-23-2007
    Iran, Germany, and Britan to Decide on Fate of Salt Men The fourth Chehrabad salt manA fear for the future of Zanjans salt men and in an attempt to find the best approaches for preserving them, the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Zanjan province will organize a conference with attendance of Iranian, German, and British experts. Tehran, 23 July 2007 (CHN Foreign Desk) In an international conference organized by the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department of Zanjan province, the status of Iranian salt men and the existing problems on the way for preserving them will be discussed...
  • Sixth Salt Man Discovered In Chehr-Abad Mine

    06/05/2007 2:46:29 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 2,748+ views
    Cais News ^ | 6-4-2007
    Sixth Salt Man Discovered in Chehr-Abad Mine 04 June 2007 Chehr Abad Saltman No. 2. LONDON, (CAIS) -- The sixth salt man was discovered in Chehr-Ābād Mine in Zanjan City. It is likely that a large number of salt men were buried in Chehr-Ābād Salt Mine, said Farhang Farokhi head of Zanjan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ZCHTO). Five previous discovered salt men are being kept in Washhouse Museum , he added. Based on previous reports, Chehr-Ābād Mine had been used from the Achaemenid dynastic era (550-330 BCE) up to the early of the Sassanid dynasty (224-651 CE). The...
  • British Experts Started Studies On Zajan's Salt Men In Iran

    11/27/2006 11:15:40 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 776+ views
    CHN Press ^ | 11-26-2006
    British Experts Started Studies on Zanjans Salt Men in Iran Salt Man No. 1 found in Zanjans Chehr Abad salt mine in 1993 Picture Courtesy of CAISTwo archeologists from universities of Oxford and York started their studies on the salt mummies found in western Iran. The salt mens diet, health and age before death will particularly be studied by these experts. Tehran, 26 November 2006 (CHN Foreign Desk) -- After months of negotiations between Irans Archeology Research Center and the British universities of Oxford and York, a team consisting of two archeologists from these universities came to Iran to...
  • Oxford Archaeologists Want To Join Studies On Iran's Salt Men

    09/30/2006 9:40:31 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 774+ views
    Payvand ^ | 9-27-2006
    Oxford archaeologists want to join studies on Iran's salt men TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Mehr News Agency) -- The director of an archaeological team working at the Chehrabad Salt Mine in the Hamzehlu region near Zanjan said that a group of Oxford University archaeologists is interested in participating in the study on the salt men found at the mine. "A group of Oxford University archaeologists has prepared a plan, asking to participate in the study, and the Center for Archaeological Research is investigating the plan," Abolfazl Aali told the Persian service of CHN on Wednesday "The archaeologists will be invited to...
  • German Archaeologists To Excavate Salt Men's Burial Ground In Iran

    06/23/2006 4:24:07 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 738+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | 6-20-2006
    German Archeologists to Excavate Salt Men's Burial Ground in Iran Jun 20, 2006 Following the visit of two Iranian archeologists to Germany and Austria, the condition for a joint cooperation between Iranian and German archeologists was prepared and a team of archeologists of Bochum Mining Museum of Germany is to come to Iran to carry out excavations in Chehr Abad historical salt mine, the burial ground of the discovered famous salt men in Zanjan province. After signing a memorandum of understanding between Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) and Germany's Bochum Mining Museum and defining the budget for this...
  • Mayor of Mexicos (City of) Guanajuato slams low-spending tourists

    11/23/2018 5:27:41 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 28 replies
    AP News ^ | 22 November 2018
    MEXICO CITY (AP) The mayor of Mexicos quaint colonial city of Guanajuato has taken a drubbing after he criticized low-spending tourists, saying, We want the type of visitor who spends more. Mayor Alejandro Navarro said this week that tourists from nearby Mexican cities often arrive in cheap bus tour packages, bringing their own food. He blamed them for creating trash and traffic problems. Social media users quickly mocked Navarro, posting fake road signs reading Welcome to Guanajuato, no food or beverage allowed. By Wednesday, Navarro was forced to post a taped apology on his Twitter account, saying, Everyone is...
  • New mummies discovered in tomb near Luxor, Egypt

    09/09/2017 4:41:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the tomb of a royal goldsmith containing the mummies of a woman and her two children, authorities said. The tomb, dating back to the New Kingdom (16th to 11th Centuries BC), was found near the Nile city of Luxor, 400 miles (700km) south of Cairo. Among the items discovered inside was a statue of the goldsmith Amenemhat, sitting beside his wife. ... According to the archaeologists, the mother died aged about 50, with tests revealing she had a bacterial bone disease. Her two sons were in their 20s and 30s and their bodies said to...
  • Voyage To Prove Pharaohs Traded Cocaine

    05/29/2007 6:47:52 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,641+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-30-2007 | Tom Leonard
    Voyage to prove pharaohs traded cocaine By Tom Leonard in New York Last Updated: 2:21am BST 30/05/2007 An adventurer who believes that ancient man regularly crossed the Atlantic Ocean 14,000 years ago plans to recreate such a voyage in a 41ft raft made of reeds and eucalyptus tree branches. Basing his theory on the thinnest of historical evidence, Dominique Gorlitz believes that the discovery of traces of tobacco and cocaine in the tomb of the pharaoh Rameses II proves that there was trade between the Old and New Worlds. He also claims that 14,000-year-old cave paintings in Spain show that,...
  • American Drugs In Egyptian Mummies

    11/11/2006 3:14:05 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies · 2,009+ views
    American Drugs in Egyptian MummiesS. A. Wells www.colostate.edu Abstract: The recent findings of cocaine, nicotine, and hashishin Egyptian mummies by Balabanova et. al. have been criticized on grounds that: contamination of the mummies may have occurred, improper techniques may have been used, chemical decomposition may have produced the compounds in question, recent mummies of drug users were mistakenly evaluated, that no similar cases are known of such compounds in long-dead bodies, and especially that pre-Columbian transoceanic voyages are highly speculative. These criticisms are each discussed in turn. Balabanova et. al. are shown to have used and confirmed their findings with...
  • Mystery of the Cocaine Mummies

    03/25/2005 8:28:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 1,185+ views
    For in Manchester, the mummies under the care of Rosalie David, the Egyptologist [Keeper of Egyptology, Manchester Museum] once so sure that Balabanova had made a mistake, produced some odd results of their own... "We've received results back from the tests on our mummy tissue samples and two of the samples and the one hair sample both have evidence of nicotine in them. I'm really very surprised at this."
  • Mummy Hair Reveals Drinking Habits

    09/23/2004 7:24:12 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 1,168+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 9-23-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Mummy Hair Reveals Drinking Habits By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Sept. 23, 2004 Mummy hair has revealed the first direct evidence of alcohol consumption in ancient populations, according to new forensic research.The study, still in its preliminary stage, examined hair samples from spontaneously mummified remains discovered in one of the most arid regions of the world, the Atacama Desert of northern Chile and southern Peru. The research was presented at the 5th World Congress on Mummy Studies in Turin, Italy, this month. In modern human hair the levels would generally be in the ranges of social drinking, but we...