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  • Originally published 11/24/2015

    Herodotus Lives!

    Jeremy D. Popkin

    A bracing defense of historiography and why it’s relevant.

  • Originally published 03/22/2013

    2,400-Year-Old Myths of Mummy-Making Busted

    Contrary to reports by famous Greek historian Herodotus, the ancient Egyptians probably didn't remove mummy guts using cedar oil enemas, new research on the reality of mummification suggests. The ancient embalmers also didn't always leave the mummy's heart in place, the researchers added. The findings, published in the February issue of HOMO – Journal of Comparative Human Biology, come from analyzing 150 mummies from the ancient world....