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Neanderthals believed in the afterlife

The discovery of three Neanderthal graves in Spain is raising questions about whether they believed in an afterlife. The deceased appear to have been intentionally buried, with each Neanderthal's arms folded such that the hands were close to the head. Remains of other Neanderthals have been found in this position, suggesting

Doorway to the afterlife unearthed in Egypt

A granite false door to the afterlife has been discovered in Luxor, Egypt. A large red granite false door from the tomb of an ancient queen's powerful vizier has been discovered in Luxor, Egypt's culture minister said on Monday. The carved stone door -- which ancient Egyptians believed was the threshold to

Mummy’s mysterious packet not an offering to the gods

Imaging performed on an Egyptian mummy with a mysterious packet inside of her has revealed that it was not an offering to the gods as had been hypothisized. Previous tests led to speculation that the packet was a bird mummy something researchers said would be an unusual and exciting find but