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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Scans bring new insights into lives of Egyptian mummies


Never before has anyone seen mummy hair, muscles and bone at such fine resolution.
It is enabling scientists for the first time to tell their age of the mummies, what they ate, the diseases they suffered from, and how they died.
Each mummy was put into a state-of-the-art CT scanner. Researchers probed them layer by layer to build up a high-definition 3D picture of each one. Once digitised, British Museum staff were then able to peel away each layer, to see the face of the person underneath the bandages.
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