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Examination shows Pharaoh died in battle

An examination carried out on the remains of the Pharaoh SenebKay shows that the king was killed in battle. The King was probably on his horse when he was attacked and hit at his lower back then ankles till he got on the ground when the attackers brutally killed him with

Mummy CT scan reveals blunt-force trauma

A CT scan carried out on an Incan mummy of an unknown woman has revealed that she was killed by blur-force trauma to the head. A new analysis shows that the mummy was once an Incan woman who also suffered from a parasitic disease that thickens the heart and intestinal walls,

New cause of death sought for last Medici member

Researchers are looking for a new reason why Anna Maria Louisa de' Medici, the last member of the famous Medici clan, died after recent photos of her exhumed body showed no signs of late-stage syphilis. Her body was exhumed for a week before being reburied. During that time, scientists made a

Legendary Medici warrior died of gangrene

Giovanni de' Medici, the legendary 16th century army commander, did not die from an improperly amputated leg, as was previously thought, but rather due to gangrene after being hit in the right leg by a cannonball. As the ball crashed the right leg above the knee, the condottiero was taken to

10 looters buried alive while illegally digging for artifacts

10 looters have been killed while illegally digging for treasures under a house in Luxor, Egypt. Rescue services were working to recover the bodies, the official said, adding that two people were also injured in the incident. Ambitions of making money quickly have incited many to turn to illegal archaeological digging, particularly

Nine historic figures whose bodies may be missing

Mental_Floss has posted an interesting list detailing nine historic figures whose bodies may be missing. 3. Genghis Khan. Speaking of tyrants, here’s another one who has gone missing. Unlike Vlad, though, Genghis has disappeared at his own request. He asked to be buried in an unmarked grave and his wishes

13th century Saint Rose of Viterbo died of a heart defect

An anlysis of the mummified heart of the Italian Saint Rose of Viterbo shows she died of a heart defect. For thousands of Catholics, the 13th-century Italian Saint Rose of Viterbo had miraculous powers that allowed her to raise someone from the dead and survive the flames of a burning

Caravaggio’s remains retrieved by scientists

The remains of Caravaggio, the Renaissance artist, have been retrieved by scientists hoping to learn more about his death. The cause of Caravaggio's death has been something of a mystery - various theories have been advanced over the years. Among the most common are that he was assassinated for religious reasons, and

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