Some people think the mummies brought good luck!
The first mummy was wrapped up about 7,000 years ago, and it was from South America.
The Turin mummy was deliberately preserved, not just desiccated by dry, hot sands.
A body in an Italian museum reveals that Egyptians living 1,500 or more years before the Pharaohs already knew how to preserve bodies.
A three-dimensional volume rendering of the Tuli mummy.
SA Journal of Science
Modern techniques such as CT scanning and ancient DNA analysis have allowed scientists to discover a great deal about a mummy found in a shallow grave in Botswana.
Turns out the Egyptians weren't the only ones who mummified their dead.
There was much more to mummification than material.
For the first time, scientific evidence has shown that prehistoric Egyptians experimented with techniques to preserve bodies around 4000BC, some 1,500 years before artificial mummification was believed…