By analyzing the DNA from mummies more than 3,000 years old, researchers can find out which diseases the ancients Egyptians had, and what food they ate. They've even established that ancient Egyptians looked more Middle-Eastern than African.
Egyptian authorities have unearthed two ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor. Wall inscriptions suggest the tombs belong to two notable figures from Egypt's 18th dynasty pharaohs, who ruled some 3,500 years ago.
Butterfly children have a gene defect that makes their skin as fragile as the wings of insects. Now, doctors have managed to save the life of a boy by transplanting his own genetically repaired skin cells.
Although ancient Egypt and China never communicated with each other, they had many things in common. The exhibition "China and Egypt. Cradles of the World" shows inventions made in both countries a long time ago.
Does he look familiar? The reconstructed face of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy is now on display at a German museum. A wealthy civil servant in Ancient Egypt, he is now one of the world's best-researched mummies.
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