Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Egyptian mummy recreated with help of Duchy Hospital CT scan

Modern medical technology has been used to help recreate the face of a 2,600-year-old Egyptian mummy for a Cornish museum exhibition.

A CT scan of temple priest Iset Tayef Nakht's mummified head was carried out at Duchy Hospital in Truro.

The images and data will be used by experts in London and Manchester to replicate the priest's face.

It will be displayed in the Royal Cornwall Museum's new gallery in Truro when it opens in June.

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