Monday, August 20, 2007

Putnam Museum hopes scans will tell more about 2 mummies

WCF Courier
The Putnam Museum is sending two of its mummies on a field trip in hopes of learning more about their history.The mummies, described as among the Davenport museum's most prized and popular possessions, will be carefully removed from their cases on Tuesday and taken by ambulance to Genesis Medical Center's West Central Park Avenue Campus, where they will undergo CT scans.

The scans, being donated by the hospital, are expected to reveal new information about the mummies, such as their ages, genders and maybe even how they died . . . .

The museum hopes to post new information about their history by November.

See the above page for more.

The Putnam Museum is in Iowa (U.S.) can be found online at:
http://www.putnam.org/exhibits.html#

1 comment:

kat newkirk said...

The newspaper rearranged its webpages- the new URL where this story can be found is:

http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2007/08/20/ap-state-ia/d8r4d1oo1.txt