Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rijksmuseum Infested with Crocodile Mummies

The fine folk at the Rijksmuseum received a surprise when they put their impressive 3-meter long, 3000-year old Egyptian crocodile into a CT-scanner. The team at the Rijksmuseum knew that a couple of baby crocodiles were present and wrapped individually within the larger beast. To the surprise of everyone present, the scan revealed a whole nest of baby crocodiles within the mummy.

A new interactive display on the crocodile mummy and the mummy of a priest will allow visitors to the museum to conduct a virtual autopsy.  Anyone visiting the Netherlands in the future will want to visit the museum. Just watch out for the crocodiles!


CT Scan courtesy of  Interspectral /Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden

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