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'Autopsia, la historia secreta de las momias', un documental coproducido por RTVE

Spanish scientists produce scans of 4 mummies to reveal insights into their lives

Our early humans ancestors in Europe preferred to eat food raw rather than cook it over the fire. At least that's according to a study of dental plaque from a 1.2 million-year-old hominin, which provides evidence that early man did not cook his food

Did early humans eat their food RAW?

Researchers have long had theories about how early humans cleaned their teeth, but biological evidence is hard to come by.

Still eerily recognisable as they were in life, here are 10 of the best preserved bodies of the last 5,000 years.

Ötzi the Iceman lived about BC and was found in frozen in a glacier in the Ötztal Alps, on the border between Austria and Italy. He is Europe’s oldest natural human mummy and has been extensively examined by scientists.

Strike a pose!  via LACMA: An installer surveys artwork being moved into the Ahmanson building in 1964 for the opening of the new museum. LACMA has its roots in the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, established in 1910 in Exposition Park. In 1961, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was established as a separate, art-focused institution.

LACMA: An installer surveys artwork being moved into the Ahmanson building in 1964 for the opening of the new museum.

British museums linked to Sicilian ‘loot dealer’  Alice Philipson, Rome; David Harrison Published: 8 February 2015  A police officer stands guard over some of the seized antiques

British museums linked to Sicilian ‘loot dealer’

Bones and stone tools from deep beneath a river in Florida betray the presence…

Mastodon scraps revise US prehistory

Bones and stone tools from deep beneath a river in Florida betray the presence of humans years ago.

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Did the Greeks help sculpt the Terracotta Warriors?

Ancient Greeks may have built China's 2,200-year-old Terracotta Army

Ancient Greeks may have built China's Terracotta Army - Ancient Greeks artists could have travelled to China years before Marco Polo’s historic trip to the east and helped design the famous Terrac.

Our collections manager adds protective mylar between Kermit's fabric and his pedestal. He is moving from a case in a section of "American Stories" to the front case while the Ruby Slippers are on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Our collections manager adds protective mylar between Kermit's fabric and his pedestal. He is moving from a case in a section of "American Stories" to the front case while the Ruby Slippers are on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Thailand announced on Friday that it will repatriate 16 Cambodian artefacts recovered from smugglers in 1999, according to Cambodia's Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Thailand announced on Friday that it will repatriate 16 Cambodian artefacts recovered from smugglers in according to Cambodia's Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Candid images reveal daily life of the last nomadic people of Nepal

Candid images reveal daily life of the last nomadic people of Nepal

These images of the Raute people were take by photographer Andrew Newey in the Surkhet region of eastern Nepal. There are fewer than 150 of these nomadic people in the world.

Discovery of Dog’s Tooth Gives Evidence of 250-Mile Journey Taken 7,000 Years Ago

A tooth belonging to a domesticated dog thought to resemble an Alsatian from years ago has been found in the grounds of a nursing home a mile from Stonehenge

Mr Wilson - who had to live with his parents to afford the field - says he has no regrets about his bizarre purchase. Volunteers are pictured working on the site during excavation

History fan spends £32,000 on buying a field - and discovers lost city

Reparación de tapices antes de ser guardados en el local especialmente preparado en las Torres de Serranos de la ciudad de Valencia (1937)

Reparación de tapices antes de ser guardados en el local especialmente preparado en las Torres de Serranos de la ciudad de Valencia (1937)

An assistant imam checks books taken to a mosque for safekeeping after reportedly being looted from Iraq's national library after the fall o...

Iraq's library struggles to rise from the ashes

An assistant imam checks books taken to a mosque for safekeeping after reportedly being looted from Iraq's national library after the fall o.

"It can be very moving handling these remains when we apply the plaster," Giudice told journalists.

Arms outstretched, a terrified mother and child before they were entombed by ash: Restoration work begins on bodies of those who died when Vesuvius engulfed .

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