Mummies to get CAT scans at NY hospital

June 23, 2009 3:10:48 PM PDT
It turns out one of four ancient Egyptian mummies thought for centuries to be a woman is actually a man. North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset examined the mummies belonging to the Brooklyn Museum on Tuesday. A CAT scan revealed that one of the mummies, named "Lady Hor," was actually a man.

Researchers conducted the scans with hopes of gaining further knowledge about their identities, cause of death, and ancient funerary practices.

Hospital spokeswoman Michelle Pinto says the testing enables radiologists to learn about the bones and skeletal system of the mummies in extraordinary detail, without having to do invasive or damaging procedures.

The mummies range in age from more than 3,000 years old to just over 1700 years old.


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