Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Virtual Mummies from the British Museum

Here is an article on the CT scanning of some of the British Museums mummies which have remained wrapped over the last couple centuries. The mummies include a Third intermediate period priestess and temple singer named Tamut who died at Thebes around 900 BC.

An unknown man was revealed during the scans in the coffin of a woman. The man had bad teeth and probably suffered terribly,  amazing technology!

The mummies will be presented among others in  Ancient Lives from May 22 -November 30, 2014 at the British Museum

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