Inuit Mummies Had Clogged Arteries Despite High Omega-3s

Inuit Mummies Had Clogged Arteries Despite High Omega-3s

Inuit Mummies Had Clogged Arteries Despite High Omega-3s The mummified Inuit scans of Greenland from the 16th century show that, despite a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the ancient hunters suffered from clogged-up arteries. Atherosclerosis — the build-up of fat, cholesterol, and calcium plaques in one’s arteries — is a leading cause of death in the wealthy countries of […]

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4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’

4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’

4,000-Year-Old Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Underworld May Be Oldest Illustrated ‘Book’ Few rides outside the subway system of New York City rival those mentioned in “The Book of Two Ways,” a mystical road map to the ancient Egyptian afterlife, when it comes to difficult travel. This user’s guide, a precursor to the corpus of Egyptian funerary texts known as […]

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Priceless Gold Coins Discovered in Ancient ‘Piggy Bank’ in Israel

Priceless Gold Coins Discovered in Ancient ‘Piggy Bank’ in Israel

Priceless Gold Coins Discovered in Ancient ‘Piggy Bank’ in Israel In an ancient harbor off Israel’s coast, a massive trove of thousand-year-old gold coins was unearthed. The hoard, discovered by members of an amateur scuba diving club for the first time, is Israel’s largest haul of gold coins ever unearthed. The finding raises the possibility that an ancient shipwreck, once […]

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Weird Facts about Ancient Egypt Makeup and Ancient Cosmetics History

Weird Facts about Ancient Egypt Makeup and Ancient Cosmetics History

It’s kind of like an evil eye, but the other way around: the good eye, brought about through lead-based kohl made up, unknowingly poisonous for ancient Egyptians but also had anti-microbial properties. Plus there was the magical aspect of invoking the gods Horus and Ra with the application of black makeup and further protective properties. In ancient Egypt people from all classes from laborers to royalty, applied the kohl in their eyes, as modern archaeologists and Egyptologists explain. But this phenomenon of thick, black […]

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Eleven skeletons found in 1,000-year-old Moche grave in Peru include people with mutilated feet, stained skulls and ‘a religious leader buried in a roofed chamber’

Eleven skeletons found in 1,000-year-old Moche grave in Peru include people with mutilated feet, stained skulls and 'a religious leader buried in a roofed chamber'

In Peru, eleven 1000-year-old graves containing skeletons from the Moche civilization were found. Some were mutilated by removing their feet and tattoos imprinted on their skulls. Two children buried at the site were found with strange symbols illustrated on their skull fronts and one person was buried with a scepter. Another high-standing person was buried in a high-ceiling room and is thought […]

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