January 30, 2013

What Doctors Can Learn from Mummy Autopsies

Faye Flam, Washington Post

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As a pathologist, Michael Zimmerman was familiar with dead bodies, but when he was asked to autopsy a mummy for the first time, he wasn’t sure what to expect. There were a dozen layers of wrapping, which he peeled off one at a time, “like Chinese boxes,” he said. When he finished, he found the body was dark brown and hard. “It smelled like old books.”

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October 15, 2013
Otzi the Iceman Has 19 Living Relatives
Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News
Ötzi the Iceman has at least 19 living male relatives in the Austrian Tirol, according to a genetic study into the origins of the people who now inhabit the region. more ››