Friday, 29 April 2011

Researchers peer into mummy coffin with CT scan

A hospital CT scan device helped look back in time Thursday, examining a mummy more than 2,600 years old from ancient Egypt.

At North Shore University hospital in Manhasset, hospital doctors and researchers from the Brooklyn Museum used computerized tomography, known as a CT scan, to examine and 2,600-years-old Egyptian mummy.

According to NBC News, the device took more than 10,000 images of the mummy, allowing researchers to learn more about it without disturbing the delicate remains.

The mummy's name was Lady Gautseshenu, according to officials from the museum, which has had the mummy since 1934.

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