245-year-old mummy given CT scan
Published on June 29th, 2010 | by Admin1
The mummy, Michael Orlovits, was born in Vac, Hungary, in 1765. He is currently one of a three-member mummy family on loan to the California Science Center in Los Angeles from the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest.
The scan was organised by California Science Center researchers in collaboration with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany.
The scientists hope the increasingly hi-tech study of mummies will provide a window into the lives of ancient people and civilizations around the world.