Solanum Virus – Archaeologists are buzzing over evidence an ancient zombie outbreak caused by the Solanum virus at Hierakonpolis in pre-dynastic times may have led to the formation of Egytian civilization.

Solanum virus

Drawing inspiration from the Solanum virus research of Max Brooks classic reference work The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), intrepid archaeologists learned that in 1892, a British dig at Hierakonpolis unearthed a nondescript tomb containing a partially decomposed body, whose brain had been infected with the virus (Solanum) that turns people into zombies.

Solanum virus zombie tomb uncovered

Zombie victims were decapitated on this stone to prevent an outbreak:
Archaeological evidence - Zombie decapitation stone

Zombie brain preserved in the skull of Burial 350. Analysis may provide the answer to the history of the Solanum virus and ultimately lead to its cure!

Zombie victim's brain infected by Solanum virus

Evidence of the ancient zombie attack at Hierakonpolis is irrefutable. Scientists are applying for further research funding from the Pentagon aimed at developing a modern day army of mutant zombie killers.

Sadly, one of the top archaeologists working at the dig site became infected by the zombie virus and had to be put down:
Infected archaeologist went on zombie rampage

But rumor has it he’ll be back soon to help finish the dig:
Grave of zombie researcher was disturbed

Read more about their fascinating quest for the truth behind the earliest known zombie attack in the latest issue of Archaeology magazine.

Archaeolgy Magazine - November-December 2007

And that’s the latest news on the ancient Egyptian zombie outbreak caused by the Solanum virus.