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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Scanning the Mummies: It's Not "Begging the Question" (please, get that right!) But We Do Want To Know

The images produced on the latest mummies at North Shore will have to be studied for months before researchers gain new insight into ancient Egyptian funeral practices. In the meantime, some revelations brought to light by the scans beg more questions yet: Pa-seba-khai-en-ipet seems to have a tube lodged inside him, running from his mouth through his esophagus and into the top of his chest. Bleiberg said he and Makaryus are pretty certain that was not the cause of death, and that it was inserted post-mortem. Purpose? That might be lost to the ages

link: CT scans reveal mummies' long-lost secrets -


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