The mummies belonged to a population that is genetically isolated but culturally cosmopolitan.
Its mysterious cocoon could have “aided the metaphysical transition of the deceased into the afterlife and the sphere of the god Osiris,” according to researchers.
The preserved corpses of an ice age wolf pup and caribou calf, dug up in 2016 in the Yukon, are on display in Dawson City.
Medical imaging was used to identify the minuscule fetal skeleton bundled inside a coffin in the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection.
After disturbing the snow, climbers found a second mummified body atop the snowy Pico de Orizaba. Authorities are not sure when — or if — the bodies will be recovered.