Friday, November 4, 2011

Spurlock Museums Child Mummy

Back in 1989 the Spurlock Museum of the University of Illinois received a donation of a child's mummy from Roman period Egypt. The mummy has been xrayed and now CT. scanned yet still the sex of the child's mummy remains unanswered as does cause of death.

Researchers have found a portrait in the wrappings which appears to be of a male also the mummy has expensive red pigment as part of it's decoration which may indicate the child was from a wealthy family.

Photo: Sarah Wisseman

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