ROMAN-ERA PET CEMETERY EXCAVATED IN EGYPT
CAIRO, EGYPTScience Magazine reports that the individual burials of nearly 600 pet cats, dogs, and monkeys have been found in a cemetery at the early Roman port of Berenice, which is located on the Red Sea. Earlier investigations at the 2,000-year-old site, which was discovered under a Roman tras . . .
SCIENTISTS ANALYZE NEOLITHIC SKULL RECOVERED FROM CAVE IN ITALY
BOLOGNA, ITALYAccording to a Live Science report, Maria Giovanna Belcastro of the University of Bologna and her colleagues suggest a battered 5,600-year-old skull recovered from a deep cave shaft in northern Italy may have been washed there with mud and water flowing toward a sinkhole from a . . .
EGYPTIAN MUMMIFICATION MANUAL FOUND IN MEDICAL TEXT
COPENHAGEN, DENMARKAccording to a statement released by the University of Copenhagen, Sofie Schidt and her colleagues have found evidence of an ancient Egyptian embalming process in the Papyrus Louvre-Carlsberg, a 3,500-year-old medical text dated to 1450 B.C. Most of the volume describes herbal . . .