Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Scanning for answers to mummy's mysteries
A female mummy named Pesed from the Akhmim region of Egypt, and currently resident at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Lawrence County, is the latest to go under the scanner: "Scientists hope to find out more about the 2,300-year-old mummy after CT scans are performed on her tonight at College Fields MRI in Neshannock . . . . Pesed once was thought to be the young, single daughter of an Egyptian priest, but CT scans and X-rays in August 2001 unmasked her as a 55- to 65-year-old woman who was suffering from osteoporosis at the time of her death. She was mummified between 300 and 220 B.C. ". See the article for more. I'll try and follow up on the story after she has been scanned.

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