Biomedical Egyptologist Jenefer Metcalfe takes a look at how our understanding of mummification has changed over the years.
The find, which dates back to 2,300 B.C., was made at the site of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo.
Some experts now believe that Egyptian mummification may have had nothing to do with preserving bodies.
The impressively life-like image was put together by a computer based on 3D scans of the pharaoh's skull.
His tomb's discovery was one of the most significant in all of Egyptology, but what do we actually know about King Tut ?
Archaeologists have unearthed one of the most important discoveries of recent years - a huge tunnel beneath a temple in Egypt.
Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has announced the discovery of some of the oldest cheese ever found.
The famed Egyptologist maintains that he has solved the millennia-old mystery of Nefertiti's whereabouts.
Egyptian archaeologists have announced the discovery of a significant amount of treasure in the city of Esna.
Recent research has cast new light on how the ancient Egyptians might have constructed the pyramids of Giza.
A 4,300-year-old dagger found in the boy king's tomb may have originated from a different country entirely.
Thanks to modern facial reconstruction techniques, it is possible to look upon the face of a woman who died 2,600 years ago.
The secrets of a 3,500-year-old mummy have been revealed for the first time thanks to modern imaging technology.
Archaeologists have discovered a trio of mummies with what appear to be 'tongues' made of gold foil.
Archaeologists believe that they have discovered the location of one of the six Egyptian sun temples.
The claim, which has been heavily refuted, comes courtesy of a prominent Egyptian tourism official.
A new study has shown that some Ice Age mammals survived much longer than previously thought.
The fossil remains of a particularly unusual species of prehistoric whale have been unearthed in Egypt.
Archaeologists discovered the tombs at the Al-Hamidiyah cemetery in the desert 240 miles southeast of Cairo.
Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a 3000-year-old city situated beneath the ancient capital.