Wednesday, August 15, 2007

X(ray) Marks the Spot...

An interesting NYTimes article about using a CAT scan to find out more about a 2000-year-old mummy. Not that such a procedure is uncommon, but that it's a collaboration between a museum and a hospital is a bit unusual.

This photo (l.), which I took at the Field Museum in Chicago (Aug. 5, 2007), shows how some amulets would be placed on a mummy. Below is a mummy which is displayed in the mastaba-tomb of Unis-ankh, also in the Field Museum.

More to come from my Egyptology tour of Chicago with Glyphdoctors' Nicole Hansen...

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