These 7,000-year-old mummies just had an unusual check-up.
From talking mummies to creepy ancient burials, the year in archaeology offered some astounding discoveries.
The disease had long been thought to have appeared in human populations thousands of years ago, but a strain extracted from a mummy recovered in Lithuania challenges that timeline.
Nefertari's mummy was ripped to pieces and tossed around by the ancient robbers, but scientists say they've now likely identified her legs.
The well-preserved mummy is believed to be the body of a man named Amenrenef, a servant to a royal household.
The heads of the bodies were found placed by their knees -- but why?
The 5,300-year-old mummy's speech is recreated by scientists.
The latest theory about how Ötzi was killed emerged from a three-day conference about the mummy.
Proteins from the mummies' skin and muscle samples show the people likely had cancer, lung infections and other diseases.
The 5,800-year-old artifact was created in the late Neolithic age.