Mummy Teeth Tell of Ancient Egypt's Drought

posted Jul 30, 2013, 3:53 PM by ARCE Northwest
LYON - The link between drought and the rise and fall of Egypt's ancient cultures, including the pyramid builders, has long fascinated scientists and historians. Now, they're looking into an unexpected source to find connections: mummy teeth.

A chemical analysis of teeth enamel from Egyptian mummies reveals the Nile Valley grew increasingly arid from 5,500 to 1,500 B.C., the period including the growth and flourishing of ancient Egyptian civilization. [Read More...]