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5,600-Year-Old Mummy Reveals Oldest Egyptian Embalming Recipe Ever Found

5,600-Year-Old Mummy Reveals Oldest Egyptian Embalming Recipe Ever Found

Fred proves that Egyptians had been using embalming practices for more than 1,500 years longer than scientists believed.
Scientists Just Discovered An Extinct Pygmy Woolly Mammoth On An Siberian Island

Scientists Just Discovered An Extinct Pygmy Woolly Mammoth On An Siberian Island

Scientists believe this is an entirely new species of mammoth that until now hasn't been proven to exist.
2,500-Year-Old Beer Cups Uncovered At The Cradle Of Human Civilization

2,500-Year-Old Beer Cups Uncovered At The Cradle Of Human Civilization

The traces found on these cups represent some of the earliest evidence of beer ever found.
This Week In History News, Aug. 5 – 11

This Week In History News, Aug. 5 – 11

Mystery of Mayan collapse uncovered, builders and purpose of Stonehenge revealed, thousands of WWII weapons found under Japanese school.
Deadly Disease That Preys On Children Might Have A New Cure: Tarantula Venom

Deadly Disease That Preys On Children Might Have A New Cure: Tarantula Venom

The report discovered that a peptide found in spider venom could stimulate a crucial protein in mice with Dravet syndrome.
Why Walruses May Be Responsible For The Vikings Baffling Demise In Greenland

Why Walruses May Be Responsible For The Vikings Baffling Demise In Greenland

Researchers studied walrus ivory from museums around Europe to help them reach their conclusion.
Hidden World War II Message Carved Into Irish Coast Revealed By Wildfire

Hidden World War II Message Carved Into Irish Coast Revealed By Wildfire

During World War II, markings like this one were a matter of life and death.
This Week In History News, July 29 – Aug. 4

This Week In History News, July 29 – Aug. 4

Frozen worms reanimated after 30,000 years, shipwreck with priceless cargo discovered, ancient handprint provides insight on Europe's "lost people."
Researchers Finally Uncover What Wiped Out The Mayan Civilization

Researchers Finally Uncover What Wiped Out The Mayan Civilization

The study's analysis revealed that a huge decrease in annual rainfall and a drop in humidity contributed to the drought that ended Mayan civilization.
This Tablet From 1,500 B.C. May Contain The World’s First “Yo Mama” Joke

This Tablet From 1,500 B.C. May Contain The World’s First “Yo Mama” Joke

The ancient Babylonian tablet was likely written by a student, proving that even 35 centuries ago kids were making the same crude jokes as they do now.
Unexpected Corpses Unearthed At Stonehenge May Finally Reveal Who Built It — And Why

Unexpected Corpses Unearthed At Stonehenge May Finally Reveal Who Built It — And Why

Who built Stonehenge? And why? Some unusual corpses found there may have finally solved this mystery.