Tag: Ancient

How medical technology reveals the secrets of ancient Egyptian mummies

MONTREAL—Nestawedjat, a wealthy, married “lady of the house,” died in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes sometime around 700 BC. Some 2,700 years too late to save her, she was brought to a British hospital to undergo a thoroughly modern medical procedure: a CT scan. In recent years, medical technology has allowed researchers to learn…

‘Elixir of immortality’ discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a drink that was said to promise everlasting life. It was found secretly stowed away in a 2,000-year-old bronze pot in an ancient tomb in central China’s Henan province. Around 3.5 litres of the “elixir of immortality” were found in the tomb in the city of Luoyang during excavations…