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The "Loulan Beauty" is just one of 150 treasures from "Legends  of the Silk Road - Treasures From Xingjiang." The extremely dry climate perfectly preserved the mummy's eyelashes, hair and figure. Exhibition in Taipei

The "Loulan Beauty" is just one of 150 treasures from "Legends of the Silk Road - Treasures From Xingjiang." The extremely dry climate perfectly preserved the mummy's eyelashes, hair and figure. Exhibition in Taipei

Directed by Rob Cohen.  With Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh. In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

Pair of gold sandals that were found on the feet of #Tutankhamun when the mummy was unwrapped in 1922. #Egypt

King Tut's Golden Sandals from the King Tut exhibit in Seattle. I wonder if he actually wore them?

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.

Forensic analysis on King Ramesses III revealed a sliced throat previously hidden by bandages. CT scans show it to have been likely fatal. Ancient documents/ Judicial Papyrus of Turin: in 1155 BC, his harem attempted to kill him as part of a palace coup.

The remains of Tutankamun’s Parents, Akhenaten and the mummy only identified as “The Younger Lady”, and his grandparents, Queen Tiye and Amenhotep III.    It was recently proved this “Younger Lady” mummy is in fact Tutankamun’s mother, and a full sister to Akhenaten. Thus King Tut only had one set of grandparents.

tiny-librarian: “ The remains of Tutankamun’s Parents, Akhenaten and the mummy only identified as “The Younger Lady”, and his grandparents, Queen Tiye and Amenhotep III. It was recently proved this.

Ate at Woolworth's (I think it was them) lunch counter in Monroeville Mall (Pittsburgh) in the early 80's.

Ate at Woolworth's (I think it was them) lunch counter in Monroeville Mall (Pittsburgh) in the early

The Eye of Horus  Bracelet found on the mummy of King Shoshenq II - c 890 BC- gold lapis lazuli, carnelian,faience - Cairo Museum

The Eye of Horus Bracelet found on the mummy of King Shoshenq II - c 890 BC- gold lapis lazuli, carnelian,faience - Cairo Museum. L' oeil de Horus- Bracelet or avec lapis lazuli, cornaline, faience.

Solving an Ancient Murder  Credit: BMJ 2012;345:e8268 To solve this mummy murder mystery, researchers conducted computed tomography (CT) scans on Rameses III's mummy, finding wounds in his neck (stars). (Arrow points to embalming material seeping into the wound and bone.)

In Photos: The Mummy of King Ramesses III

Axial CT section image of the neck of Ramesses III. Arrow points to homogenous embalming material seeping into wound and bone.

Mummy Movie, The Mummy, Egypt, 1920s

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