Friday, August 21, 2009

High-Tech Scanner Reveals Mummy's 2,500-Year-Old Past

Originally published August 21, 2009 | San Francisco Chronicle | by David Perlman

Tutankhamun and Meresamun were a few of the first mummies to be CT scanned. Add to the list a Late Period priest named Iret-net Hor-irw. His technological undergoing is a direct result of a new exhibit that will be opening in October at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco called Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine, which will examine ancient medical care and death in Egypt.

The next few paragraphs of this article discuss the CT scanning process, reactions of those involved, and the results.

The following are links chronicling the same story, each a different rendering, but revealing the same facts:

  • - Stanford Scientists Scan 2,500-Year-Old Mummy, by Brooke Donald (Associated Press)
  • Fox News - High-Tech Scanner Could Reveal Mummy's 2,500-Year-Old Past
  • The Associated Press/Google - Stanford Scientists Scan 2,500-Year-Old Mummy

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