Thursday, March 30, 2006

CT Scan on Australian Museum mummy (
A short article about routine maintenance leading to CT scans on the prize piece in the Australian Museum's Egytpolgoy collection - a mummy donated to the museum over a century ago. Although the images on the front of the mummy depict a female, a previous X-ray had suggested that the remains under the bandages were male. However, the doubts have now been resolved: "She might be shrivelled, with just five teeth, but she was all woman - and 300 years older than expected. Patched up and dressed in a nylon bodystocking, the mummy was yesterday returned to her coffin."

No comments: