nesyamun credit courtesy leeds museums and galleries

Ancient mummy ‘speaks’ with reconstructed vocal tract

Donna Lu | 
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?

Chip Colwell | 
The remains of a 6-inch long mummy from Chile are not those of a space alien, according to recently reported ...

Mummy DNA: Ancient Egyptians more Middle Eastern than today’s African-mixed population

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