Saturday, September 10, 2005

Analysis of mummy Tchaenhotep.

The analysis of mummy of Tchaenhotep have been released. The mummy, which was removed from the Valley of the Kings in 1903, had been damaged during a 1937 flood in Lousville, when a piano landed on the mummy, and damaged the leg and pelvis and sepearated the my mummy's head from its torso: "Its heart and brain are intact 2,500 to 3,000 years after death, despite the fact that many mummies' vital organs were removed upon burial". It is not known what caused the death of the individual, or even whether it was male or female, but it is believed that he/she died at the age of between 25 and 35. The mummy will be displayed in the Discovery Gallery of the Louisville Science Center in an exhbition entitled "The World Around Us", and opens on September 24th.

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