While visiting the Louvre, Redditor sbay captured and shared the astonishing intricacies of a mummy’s head wrapping. Continue reading The Mummy With The Weird Pyramidal Bandage On His Face
People in the Middle Ages did keep pets – dogs, cats, birds, monkeys and many other kinds of animals. Although they often had particular duties – i.e. hunting or catching rats – there are many accounts that showed affection and love between these pets and their owners. Scattered in various texts and remains from the Middle Ages, and the research by Kathleen Walker-Meikle has uncovered several examples of medieval pet names: Continue reading Medieval Pet Names
Hospital scans help British Museum discover the secrets Egyptians took to their grave, including one woman’s intimate tattoo
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 an exhibition at the British Museum has disclosed the human side of the mummies of the Nile. Continue reading The 1,300 year-old mummy and her intimate tattoo
An ancient statue in a British museum was caught on camera mysteriously turning in its locked display case in June. The footage mystified many and made international news. According to an article in the “Manchester Evening News”:
Continue reading The Case of the Spinning Egyptian Statue