Saturday, March 06, 2010

Crocodile mummies scanned at Stanford

Scope (Lia Steakley)

With photos.

Conservators at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum at UC Berkeley are in the midst of reviewing CT images of a pair of crocodile mummies, which were scanned at Stanford last week.

The crocodiles, a wrapped mummy with a painted mask and an unwrapped mummy with a pack of offspring on its back, are part of a larger museum collection of Egyptian objects excavated in the early 1900s that will be on exhibit next month. Below is a photo of the wrapped mummy being prepped for scanning.

The mummies were first scanned at Stanford Medicine Imaging Center and then again at the School of Medicine's Radiological Sciences Laboratory.

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