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NEWS: Manchester Museum scan mummies to find out secrets of the ancient Egyptians

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(Source: Manchester Evening News).

“These pictures show for the first time how cutting-edge technology is being used to analyse the millennia-old mystery of Egyptian mummies.

Staff from Manchester Museum invited the M.E.N. to watch the preserved bodies undergo CT scans at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Over the coming months, museum staff hope to scan all 24 of their mummies.

Curator Campbell Price said: “Obviously the priority is for living patients but these scanners are not normally used during the evenings, so it is a chance for us to carry out these tests.

“Because of the radiation, you wouldn’t normally do a full body scan of a living patient. But with mummies that’s not a problem and we expect it will generate lots of useful information.”

Although the museum’s mummies have been X-rayed before, it is the first time they have been subject to a detailed, modern scan. Staff hope the 3D images will reveal new information about how the subjects lived and died, along with diet and health” – via Manchester Evening News.

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