The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive A practice was pioneered over 1,000 years ago by a Japanese priest named Kukai, which was meant to demonstrate the ultimate act of religious devotion and dedication – self-mummification.  The practice, called Sokushinbutsu, was observed over many years as a ritual which culminated in death and the complete preservation of the […]

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3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Speaks From The Afterlife

3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Speaks From The Afterlife

3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Speaks From The Afterlife Scientists have fulfilled the wish for life after death of a mummified Egyptian priest-by replicating his voice with artificial vocal cords. The voice of Nesyamun was reproduced as a vowellike sound reminiscent of the bleat of a sheep. The priest lived between 1099 and 1069BC during the politically complex reign of Pharaoh Ramses XI. As a priest in Thebes, for his ritual duties which included singing, Nesyamun would […]

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Underwater ‘lost city’ found to be a geological formation

Underwater 'lost city' found to be a geological formation

Underwater ‘lost city’ found to be a geological formation What has been considered an underwater, lost city is a geological phenomenon that occurs naturally. Pipe-like, disc-shaped and doughnut-like structures discovered by underwater divers near the island of Zakynthos, Greece, were originally thought to be ruins of an ancient city, such as remains of paved floors, courtyards and columns. Researchers have […]

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