Thursday, April 10, 2014

Egytian Mummies Meet the CT Scanner

Archaeologists have uncovered an incredible wealth of information by subjecting Egyptian mummies to CT scans, providing an amazing backdrop to a ground-breaking exhibition by the British Museum starting this May.  From a news story in The Telegraph:
For a stylish Ancient Egyptian lady the thought of appearing in public without her wig may have proved horrifying.
But the intimate details of Tamut, a singer in a temple in Luxor, will be displayed for the first time in a groundbreaking exhibition at the British Museum, including her shorn locks.
Archaeologists have used the latest technology to scan Tamut's mummified body and discovered a wealth of new information, including that she suffered from furred arteries and may have died of a heart attack or a stroke.
Click here to read the rest of the article and to learn more incredible information this amazing technology has provided researchers.