A mummified monk encased in a Buddha statue that China claims was stolen from a village in eastern China a decade ago may not have been the only such mummy to go missing from the region.
Olivier Beguin's Employee of the Month is a goofy but fun short film that follows a day in the life of a vocational office worker as she tries to connect zombies, mummies, fairies, and all other manner of mythical being with new jobs. After hearing their employment histories, it's clear that it won't be easy. Read more...
"Mummy, I hafta pee!" My freshly potty trained 2-year-old dashed into the bathroom where I was blow-drying my hair, tugging at her pajama pants as she ran. I set the blow-dryer on the counter, scooped her up, and rushed to the toilet,...Show More Summary
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Higher humidity in the Andes is turning ancient mummies into black goo and, around the world, many other archeological sites are threatened by climate change.
The black chest of this Chinchorro mummy shows signs of degradation, even though it is housed at the University of Tarapacá’s archeological museum in Arica, Chile. Vivien Standen via CBS News. Chile's famous Chinchorro mummies, preserved...Show More Summary
Climate change could be to blame
After remaining perfectly preserved for 7,000 years, the world’s oldest mummies have started to rot and “turn into black ooze.” The culprit, scientists say, may be climate change. The Chinchorro, a hunter-gatherer people who lived millennia...Show More Summary
Having survived 8,000 years, the Chinchorro mummies found in modern-day Chile and Peru have started decaying more quickly than ever before—in some cases even melting into gelatinous "black ooze." Scientists at Harvard think they've found the reason why. Read more...
Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – @ParkstBrett An ancient people living along the coasts of modern-day Chile and Peru called the Chinchorro are the first-known population of human to practice mummification, around 5050 BC, and quite a number of the mummies have been uncovered over the years. Recently,...
After 7,000 years of preservation, the world's oldest mummies suddenly started rotting; now researchers think they know why
My post on March 2nd about Kukai’s sokushin jobutsu would have had more context if today’s post had preceded it. I meant to post this piece the previous Friday, but the deaths of Ruth Denison, Leonard Nimoy, and Avijit Roy changed my plan, and then I forgot that I had not posted it. In any [...]
For millennia, Chile's man-made Chinchorro mummies, the oldest in the world, have remained in roughly the same stable condition—the result of a sophisticated mummification process that dates back 7,000 years. Now, they're turning to "black ooze," LiveScience reports. Researchers say that over the last decade, some of the...
The Chinchorros, who lived between modern-day Peru and Chile, mummified their dead at least 2,000 years before the Egyptians. But some mummies have begun to turn to ooze, so scientists investigated.
Some seven millennia ago or more, a group of people called the Chinchorro lived along the coasts of northern Chile and southern Peru. Their lives revolved around fishing from the rich Pacific waters, even as a uniquely arid desert — the Atacama — lay inland behind them.Read full article >>
At least two thousand years before the ancient Egyptians began mummifying their pharaohs, a hunter-gatherer people called the Chinchorro living along the coast of modern-day Chile and Peru developed elaborate methods to mummify not just elites but all types of community members--men, women, children, and even unborn fetuses. Show More Summary
Reviewed by Mac McEntire Quote: "There's no real reason for them to fight, except that the movie's called Frankenstein vs. The Mummy so that's what we're all expecting."
The superhero universe just expanded. After setting up its character series Bloodshot at Sony and Shadowman and Archer & Arrow with The Mummy producer Sean Daniel a couple of years ago, Valiant Entertainment – the indie publisher ofShow More Summary
Great Gouda! World’s oldest cheese found – on mummies Vintage Gouda may be aged for five years, some cheddar for a decade. They’re both under-ripe youngsters compared with yellowish clumps – found on the necks and chests of Chinese mummies – now revealed to be the world’s oldest cheese. The Chinese cheese dates back as early as [...]
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