nesyamun credit courtesy leeds museums and galleries

Ancient mummy ‘speaks’ with reconstructed vocal tract

David Howard at Royal Holloway, University of London, and his colleagues have reconstructed the vocal tract of Nesyamun, a priest ...
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Who owns the DNA of ancient humans—and do they have rights?

The remains of a 6-inch long mummy from Chile are not those of a space alien, according to recently reported ...
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Mummy DNA: Ancient Egyptians more Middle Eastern than today’s African-mixed population

Scientists have extracted and sequenced DNA from 151 Egyptian mummies with more certainty than ever. They found that ancient Egyptians ...