Mummies http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32190/all en Remains of Mexican 'ape woman' return home from Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/remains-mexican-ape-woman-return-home-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The remains of Julia Pastrana, a Mexican who was paraded in fairs and circuses as the "ape woman" in 19th century Europe, have returned home from Norway 153 years after her death.</p> <p>Pastrana suffered from a rare disease -- congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis, or CGHT -- that covered her face and body with thick hair and gave her fat lips and gums.</p> <p>Born in 1834, the woman, who measured 1.34 meters (four feet, five inches) and had a gift for dancing and singing, was brought to Europe by an American businessman to be shown in circuses and fairs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/remains-mexican-ape-woman-return-home-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Julia Pastrana Mummies Pastrana AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:45:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753188 at http://www.globalpost.com World's 'ugliest woman' buried in Mexico 150 years after her death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/worlds-ugliest-woman-buried-mexico-150-years-after-her-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gabriel Stargardter</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The "ugliest woman in the world" was buried in her native northern Mexico on Tuesday, more than 150 years after her death and a tragic life spent exhibited as a freak of nature at circuses around the world.</p> <p>Born in Mexico in 1834, Julia Pastrana suffered from hypertrichosis and gingival hyperplasia, diseases that gave her copious facial hair and a thick-set jaw. These features led to her being called a "bear woman" or "ape woman".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/worlds-ugliest-woman-buried-mexico-150-years-after-her-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julia Pastrana Mummies Pastrana Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:49:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755161 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan woman put skeleton brother in trash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/japan-woman-put-skeleton-brother-trash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Japanese woman who lived with her brother's mummified body for years tried to dispose of his corpse with household rubbish when she finally realised he was dead, police and reports said Wednesday.</p> <p>The woman, 49, said she discovered the desiccated cadaver of Masao Tadano as she and another sister tried to move house last November, a police officer told AFP.</p> <p>It was not known how many years Tadano, who would have been 48 at the time, had been dead, but it was long enough for his body to have become skeletonised, the officer said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/japan-woman-put-skeleton-brother-trash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mummies AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 04:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799941 at http://www.globalpost.com Mummy collection returned to Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130423/mummy-collection-returned-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 23 (EFE).- A collection of 36 mummies belonging to Guanajuato, a city in central Mexico, has been returned from the United States, officials told Efe.</p> <p>The "traveling mummies," as they are known in Guanajuato, arrived at the Mexico City airport from Chicago on Sunday under "extremely tight security to ensure their perfect state of preservation," an airport spokesman said.</p> <p>Guanajuato's Mummy Museum signed a deal in 2009 with a businessman who planned to exhibit the mummies at museums in the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130423/mummy-collection-returned-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Death Mummies Mummy Agencia EFE Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Agencia EFE 5823411 at http://www.globalpost.com Mystery mummy found in German attic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130903/mystery-mummy-found-german-attic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/germany">German</a> police, prosecutors and forensics experts are facing a mystery after a 10-year-old boy found a human mummy in a sarcophagus in a corner of his grandparents' attic.</p> <p>A CT scan has revealed a well-preserved human skull, with an arrow sticking out of the left eye socket, and large parts of a skeleton with the arms crossed over the chest, the local newspaper Kreiszeitung has reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130903/mystery-mummy-found-german-attic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeology Death Mummies Technology AFP Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:53:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5923368 at http://www.globalpost.com Scientists find 19 living relatives of ancient "Iceman" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131017/scientists-find-19-living-relatives-ancient-iceman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Vienna, Oct 17 (EFE).- Ötzi the Iceman, the mummy found preserved in an alpine glacier 5,300 years after his death, has 19 living relatives in Austria's Tyrol region.</p> <p>"The Iceman and these 19 people have a common ancestor," Walther Parson, a researcher at the Institute for Forensic Medicine in Innsbruck, told Efe.</p> <p>A vacationing couple from Germany found the mummy in 1991 and he was dubbed Ötzi after the name of the surrounding area.</p> <p>The study of the Iceman, who was around 46 when he died, provided a treasure-trove of biological and historical data on the Bronze Age.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131017/scientists-find-19-living-relatives-ancient-iceman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthropology Archaeology Mummies Technology Agencia EFE Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:37:07 +0000 Agencia EFE 5963745 at http://www.globalpost.com Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/two-mummies-found-ancient-peru-cemetery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two pre-Columbian mummies more than a thousand years old were found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two pre-Columbian mummies more than a thousand years old were found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima, archeologists said Thursday.</p> <p>&quot;This is one of the most important finds in more than three decades of excavation, because both mummies are intact,&quot; Gladys Paz told AFP at the foot of the Huaca Pucllana tomb, an ancient religious complex in the Miraflores neighborhood.</p> <p>The first signs of the tomb were found five days ago, but the process of unearthing the mummies of an adult and child took time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/two-mummies-found-ancient-peru-cemetery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeological sites in Peru Huaca Pucllana Mummies Peru AFP Fri, 25 Oct 2013 01:45:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5970197 at http://www.globalpost.com Mummified remains of Italy 'holy woman' spook investigators http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/mummified-remains-italy-holy-woman-spook-investigators <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The discovery in northern Italy of the mummified remains of a woman who locals believed had supernatural powers has spooked investigators who believe she may have been embalmed, reports said Sunday.</p> <p>Graziella Giraudo, nicknamed the "holy woman" by those who queued up to have her read their fortunes, was found sitting in a locked room, one hand in her lap and the other raised as if in benediction.</p> <p>Investigators said it was unclear whether she had been dead months or years, but that her body had been treated by someone intent on preserving it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/mummified-remains-italy-holy-woman-spook-investigators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Death Mummies AFP Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:33:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5978882 at http://www.globalpost.com Sarcophagus with 3,600-year-old mummy discovered in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140214/sarcophagus-3600-year-old-mummy-discovered-egypt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cairo, Feb 14 (EFE).- Spanish experts found a sarcophagus containing a 3,600-year-old mummy in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt's antiquities minister said.</p> <p>The discovery was made on the west bank of the Nile and dates back to the 17th dynasty (around 1600 B.C.), which governed Upper (southern) Egypt from what is now Luxor, Mohamed Ibrahim said in a statement.</p> <p>The discovery was made while excavating the front patio of the tomb of Yehuti, who was supervisor of the storehouses of Queen Hatshepsut, who reigned from 1502 to 1482 B.C.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140214/sarcophagus-3600-year-old-mummy-discovered-egypt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2nd millennium BC Archaeology Mummies Agencia EFE Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:02:15 +0000 Agencia EFE 6070996 at http://www.globalpost.com Sarcophagus with 3,600-year-old mummy discovered in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/node/6070997 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cairo, Feb 14 (EFE).- Spanish experts found a sarcophagus containing a 3,600-year-old mummy in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt's antiquities minister said.</p> <p>The discovery was made on the west bank of the Nile and dates back to the 17th dynasty (around 1600 B.C.), which governed Upper (southern) Egypt from what is now Luxor, Mohamed Ibrahim said in a statement.</p> <p>The discovery was made while excavating the front patio of the tomb of Yehuti, who was supervisor of the storehouses of Queen Hatshepsut, who reigned from 1502 to 1482 B.C.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6070997" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2nd millennium BC Archaeology Mummies Agencia EFE Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:02:15 +0000 Agencia EFE 6070997 at http://www.globalpost.com Mummified woman found at home in Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140321/mummified-woman-found-at-home-argentina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The naturally mummified body of a woman was found at her Buenos Aires home by a neighbor who had not seen her for more than 10 years, police said Friday.</p> <p>Her remains, with skin tissue preserved by drying, were being studied to determine the time and circumstances of the death of Maria Cristina Fontana, who was born in 1953.</p> <p>Fontana is believed to have died at age 51 of complications from an aneurysm that had been operated on in 1990, the coroner's office said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140321/mummified-woman-found-at-home-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Death Human Interest Mummies AFP Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:17:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6101959 at http://www.globalpost.com Museum in Palermo gives public a look at 8,000 mummies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140512/museum-palermo-gives-public-look-at-8000-mummies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palermo, Italy, May 12 (EFE).- An endless obituary, a piety expressed in countless quotes from the New Testament on its walls, and a face-to-face encounter with 8,000 mummies is the experience offered by the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Italy, a museum unlike any other in the world.</p> <p>The Sicilian city of Palermo is known for beautiful beaches, a vast historical heritage and rich gastronomy, but also possesses a museum of the dead capable of touching mankind's deepest nerves, fears and feelings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140512/museum-palermo-gives-public-look-at-8000-mummies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Death Mummies Subterranea Agencia EFE Mon, 12 May 2014 18:18:52 +0000 Agencia EFE 6145121 at http://www.globalpost.com Technology reveals details of thousand-year-old mummies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140521/technology-reveals-details-thousand-year-old-mummies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The British Museum will unveil eight mummies from ancient Egypt and Sudan through high technology to visitors in London from Thursday on.</p> <p>At this new exhibition named Ancient Lives New Discoveries, the British Museum will display the bodies of the eight people who have been preserved naturally or by deliberate embalming, however, after scanned by the advanced CT scanner.</p> <p>The exhibition will unlock hidden secrets of those people, as well as people's lives about 4,000 years ago that have never been revealed before.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140521/technology-reveals-details-thousand-year-old-mummies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeology Death Mummies Technology Xinhua News Agency Wed, 21 May 2014 21:52:14 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6153570 at http://www.globalpost.com Students discover 7,000-year-old mummy in Chile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140526/students-discover-7000-year-old-mummy-chile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group of students discovered a 7,000-year-old mummy during a trip to northern Chile, local media reported Monday.</p> <p>La Tercera newspaper reported that the find was made by chance Saturday during a visit to the Morro de Arica site by local students.</p> <p>The children, at-risk youths enrolled in an archeology workshop, were performing excavation work when one found a strange shape under dog droppings.</p> <p>Ancient archeological artifacts have been forced toward the surface following the powerful 8.2 earthquake that rocked the region in April, reports say.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140526/students-discover-7000-year-old-mummy-chile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Chile Mummies AFP Mon, 26 May 2014 22:23:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6158204 at http://www.globalpost.com Students discover 7,000-year-old mummy in Chile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140526/students-discover-7000-year-old-mummy-chile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANTIAGO, May 26 (Xinhua) -- A group of students discovered a 7,000-year-old mummy in northern Chile, local media reported Monday.</p> <p>The mummy was found in El Laucho beach at the foothills of Morro de Arica, La Tercera newspaper reported.</p> <p>The students were part of an archaeology workshop and were investigating the site of a landslide caused by the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the region on April 1.</p> <p>The students from the Escuela America school were performing an excavation when they found the mummy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140526/students-discover-7000-year-old-mummy-chile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeology Geography of Chile Mummies Xinhua News Agency Tue, 27 May 2014 03:48:50 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6158332 at http://www.globalpost.com