Friday, January 07, 2005

CT Scan carried out on the remains of Tutankhamun
Apart from the sensationalist lead paragraph, this is not a bad article. It starts off "A team of researchers briefly removed King Tut's mummy from its tomb Wednesday and laid bare his bones for a CT scan that could solve an enduring mystery: Was it murder or natural causes that killed Egypt's boy pharaoh 3,000 years ago?". And it quotes Hawass quite extensively, but it explains what the CT scan could achieve, what has been attempted before and why it is not being done in Cairo, amongst other things. Hawass says that the results will be published later this month.
The CNN version of the same item also has a photograph of the mummy:

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