Friday, October 13, 2006

Tests begin to shed light on Barnum mummy (
"Radiological tests on the mummy in the Barnum Museum indicate the remains may be those of a woman who was at least 18 years old and possibly 30 or older.
Dr. Ruben Kier, chairman of the board at Advanced Radiology Consultants in Fairfield where the tests were performed Wednesday, said CT scans showed evidence of arthritis in the pelvic area, which is common with women who have given birth.
The examination showed no external genitals, another indication the mummy may have been female, he said. However, the remains were severely dried out, making a definitive identification of the gender difficult."
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