Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Scanning tech reveals mummy mysteries
Another CT scan has been carried out, this time on the body of a mummified child: " San Jose-based Silicon Graphics Inc. took 60,000 images and created 3-D models that allowed scientists to look at her resin-filled body cavities, her facial features, even her baby teeth.Among their conclusions: The girl was between 4 and 6 years old and must have been breast-fed until shortly before her death.Led by a team at Stanford University, researchers also discovered a painting of a sphinx on the mask covering her mummified face". See the above web page for more.

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