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Event: Peek Inside the New ‘Mummies’ Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History

Event: Peek Inside the New ‘Mummies’ Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History

“Mummies in real life can be just as captivating as the ones in the movies — particularly when you can see their insides. That’s the point of “Mummies,” a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History opening on March 20. On tour from the Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibit not only showcases the ritually […]

Museum piece #20

Museum piece #20

 Object EA 59500 is an obsidian amulet in the shape of two fingers which dates to the Late Period. This type of amulet depicts the index and middle fingers and was used in the mummification process; however, there is some debate about its intended role. They were placed with the mummy wrappings close to the […]

NEWS: The mummified FOETUS: Scans reveal tiny ancient Egyptian sarcophagus contains the remains of a 16-week-old embryo

NEWS: The mummified FOETUS: Scans reveal tiny ancient Egyptian sarcophagus contains the remains of a 16-week-old embryo

A CT scan has revealed what appears to be a foetus, pictured, in the centre of a tiny Egyptian mummy. The majority of the interior is taken up by folded strips of material. Within this material is a darker area, about 3-inches (10cm) long, that researchers claim is a foetus, in the foetal position with […]