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A mummy at the Indian Museum has been rotting in its display case thanks to a broken air conditioning system
Human beings have long been buried with objects to help or comfort them in the next world.
For this Monday morning, here are the top headlines that fit within the Yellow Border: Hair from ancient Chilean mummies has revealed a nicotine habit, photos of a rare jaguar have been captured near an Arizona mine, and…
This week on “National Geographic Weekend,” join host Boyd Matson as we dodge cannibals in Indonesia, dodge polar bears while digging up dinosaur bones, educate the country’s future leaders, laugh along with hyenas in South Africa, climb mountains to save people living under glacial lakes, fight over the Ganges’ erosion in India, explore Peru’s national forests for new species, and photograph all of the units of America’s National Park System.
Dario Piombino-Mascali’s work requires a high tolerance to some creepy situations. Documenting the huge number of mummified remains present in his native island, Sicily, and also throughout the world, our Explorer of the Week’s time is often spent with the remains of folks who died hundreds of years ago. He discovered a secret formula that…