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Piles of human bones are scattered around the edges of Roopkund Lake.

A remote Himalayan lake holds up to 800 skeletons from people who died 1,000 years apart. The mystery remains unsolved.

In India, 800 or so bodies — some from individuals who perished a millennia ago — were found in a small lake. We don't know what killed them.
Archaeologists remove the cover of an ancient painted coffin discovered at al-Asasif Necropolis in the Vally of Kings in Luxor, Egypt October 19, 2019.

Archaeologists discovered 30 ancient sarcophagi in Egypt with perfectly preserved mummies inside. Photos show the biggest coffin find in a century.

The biggest coffin discovery in a century features well-preserved colors and inscriptions, enclosing perfect 3,000-year-old mummies.
Mustafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, inspects the coffins.

Archaeologists just uncovered 20 ancient coffins in Egypt with their original colors and carvings intact

The sarcophagi featured well preserved carvings, colors, and inscriptions. Egypt's government said it would announce more details on Saturday.
Roopkund Lake and surrounding mountains.

Hundreds of skeletons were found in a mysterious Himalayan lake. A new analysis shows that some of them died 1,000 years apart.

A Himalayan lake was the final resting place of an estimated 800 skeletons. Researchers still don't know what killed them.
In a tomb in western China, scientists discovered human remains and evidence of marijuana use from 2,500 years ago.

People in western China smoked marijuana to bury their dead 2,500 years ago — the oldest evidence of weed smoking in human history

Archaeologists discovered 2,500-year-old pots containing trace chemicals from marijuana. The discovery is the earliest evidence of cannabis use.
Drinking vessels with decorated gold necks were unearthed at an Anglo-Saxon burial site outside of London.

A warrior-prince’s elaborate tomb found near London could be the British equivalent to King Tut, one expert says. Here’s what was inside.

Images from the London Museum of Archaeology reveal artifacts from a 1,400-year-old tomb that could be the oldest Christian royal burial in the UK.
Archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shamanic pouch in a cave in southwestern Bolivia.

Archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shaman’s pouch in the Andes. It contained multiple hallucinogenic drugs, including cocaine.

In a cave high in the Bolivian highlands, archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shamanic pouch filled with cocaine and other hallucinogenic drugs.
A 3D reconstruction of the 160,000-year-old jaw bone.

A 160,000-year-old jaw from a human ancestor was found in a Tibetan cave. It might explain why Tibetans are able to live at high altitudes today.

Scientists found a 160,000-year-old jawbone from a human ancestor in a Tibetan cave. It might explain why Tibetans today can live at high altitudes.
First excavation of the Pilauco site in 2007.

Scientists have discovered the oldest human footprint ever seen in the Americas

A 15,600-year-old footprint in Chile is the oldest ever seen in the Americas, and it suggests humans made it to South America earlier than we thought.
About 38% of Americans, ages 18 to 29, have at least one tattoo, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Scientists have found one of the world’s oldest surviving tattooing kits — with needles made of human bone

On the island of Tongatapu, Tonga, archaeologists have found one of the world's oldest tattooing kits. Some of the needles were made of human bone.