Archaeology: Earliest Human Sacrifice Found in Africa
The discovery of 5,500-year-old bones by a French archaeologist is the oldest example of human sacrifice on the African continent.
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Dr. G: Measurement
Everything is weighed and measured in an autopsy. Learn more about the process of weighing the human body in this video from Discovery.
Assignment Discovery: The Ice Mummy
In 1991 skiers found a frozen corpse buried in the Ötztal Alps on the border between Austria and Italy. Scientists investigate the ice mummy on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Moving the Sarcophagus Lid
Using a method practiced by Egyptians a thousand years ago, the Egyptian workers move the lid of a sarcophagus.
Forensic Examiner Finds Hidden Message
From the archives of Discovery: Watch this forensic investigator use a special method to reveal writing on an otherwise blank piece of paper. Learn more about forensic analysis.
How Mummy Identification Works
Mummy unwrapping is a team effort: experts gather to examine forensic evidence. Learn more in this video from the Discovery Channel.
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