CT scan reveals Egyptian mummy is not the woman we thought she was

Published on August 25th, 2009 | by Admin


A CT scan has revealed that a mummy, previously believed to contain the remains of Isis Neferit, actually contains the body of a woman who lived 600 years later.

And that woman didn’t die when she was 20-25 years old like the old plaques in the Putnam’s downstairs Egyptian gallery used to state.

Instead, she was 40-45 years old – and slightly taller and heftier than museum staff always thought, Putnam curator Christina Kastell said Friday.

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
  • Question of the Moment

    "Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them." - Albert Einstein

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Sponsors

  • Archives