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

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.

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