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Album: A New Face for Ötzi the Iceman Mummy

A New, Old ManCredit: © South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology/Foto OchsenreiterÖtzi, the 5,300-year-old mummy from the Alps, has a new face. He's older than Jesus!

A forensic analysis carried out on the mummy of King Ramesses III has revealed that the pharaoh had his throat slit. The first CT scans to examine the king’s mummy reveal a cut to the neck deep enough to be fatal. The secret has been hidden for centuries by the bandages covering the mummy’s throat that could not be removed for preservation‘s sake. Ancient documents including the Judicial Papyrus of Turin say that in 1155BC members of his harem attempted to kill him as part of a palace coup.

Tarim Mummies, China: Tattooed hand. The earliest Tarim mummies are of a Europoid physical type whose closest affiliation is to the Bronze Age populations of southern Siberia, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, and the Lower Volga. Wiki text.

Italy's Oldest Ruins: 5 Fascinating Prehistoric Sites

The earliest Tarim mummies, found at Qäwrighul, dated to 1800 BCE, are of a Europoid physical type whose closest affiliation is to the Bronze Age populations of southern Siberia & Central Asia. Their costumes, and especially textiles, may indicate origin with Indo-European neolithic clothing techniques.

Elder Lady Mummy - Queen Tiye The so-called “Elder Lady” has survived more than three millennia with a full head of auburn hair falling across her shoulders. A strand of this hair was matched to a lock of hair that had been discovered in King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The keepsake had been kept in a tiny coffin inscribed to his beloved grandmother Queen Tiye, and DNA from the hair and the mummy proved the relationship in 2010.

The elderly couple Yuya and Thuya were courtiers in Egypt 3,800 years ago. Thuya still wears an enigmatic smile that delights the viewer to this day and does not speak her secrets. Despite the plunder of the pair’s grave goods, their mummies remained remarkably well-preserved. And their tomb is said to be one of the most spectacular ever found in the Valley of the Kings – until the discovery of the tomb of their great-grandson, King Tutankhamun.