“A brain-removal tool used by ancient Egyptian embalmers was found wedged in the skull of a female mummy after embalmers left it there thousands of years ago.
The three-inch object was located in the body of a 40-year-old woman dating back 2,400 years, initially causing bafflement among researchers over what it was.
After carrying out CT scans, scientists found the instrument between the left parietal bone and the back of the skull, which had been filled with resin during the mummification.
Keen to examine the tool, the team used an endoscope – a thin tube often used for non-invasive medical procedures – to detach it from the resin to which it was stuck.
Embalmers would have inserted it through a hole punched in the skull near to the nose, and used it to liquify and remove the brain” – via Daily Mail.
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