Thursday, May 24, 2007

More re the Berkshire mummy

"Pahat is missing a necklace and gold foot coverings traditionally buried with a deceased priest.
But what is more fascinating is what Pahat is not missing — his organs. Many mummies' organs are removed and buried with the body in canopic jars. Research, however, suggests that some of Pahat's insides are still within him."
There are two photos on the page showing conservation work being carried out on Pahat by Dena Cirpili, of Objects Conservation Services in Buffalo, N.Y., and at the bottom of the page there is a slide show which shows six more photographs. The CT scan is due to be carried out on Monday June 4th, after which more information should be available.

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