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How Mummies Work

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Mummies are perhaps the most famous aspect of ancient Egyptian culture. Learn about the mummification process and find out how modern mummies are preserved.

Could someone really find a mummy in his backyard?

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A mummy in your backyard might not be something you would normally worry about, but is it possible? Learn about a mummy in your backyard.

What's so special about a dinosaur named Leonardo?

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What's so special about a dinosaur named Leonardo? It's a fully preserved dinosaur mummy. Learn what's so special about a dinosaur named Leonardo.

Mummified Buddhist Monk Gets Covered in Pure Gold

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The mummy of a Buddhist monk in China is covered in gold to inspire followers. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article.

How Carbon-14 Dating Works

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Carbon-14 dating is something that you hear about in the news all the time. Find out how carbon-14 dating works and why carbon-14 dating is so accurate!

10 Oldest Known Diseases

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There are some old diseases that we associate with past centuries, such as the black plague. But the plague is relatively new when compared to some of the oldest known diseases.

DNA Researchers Call on Bone Hoarders to Share Bone Access

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Scientists issue a letter calling for more research access to archaeological specimens. Learn more about the issue in this HowStuffWorks article.

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