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Field Museum mummies CT scanned

A portable CT scanner has been employed to scan Egyptian and Peruvian mummies at the Field Museum in Chicago.

One of the Field Museum’s mummies is a 40-year-old woman who had lower back pain.

A second was a teenager who may have jumped to his death.

Another mummy has no torso.

“It was a bit of a shocker” learning that within the sarcophagus was a skull and legs but nothing to join them, said J.P. Brown, associate conservator for the museum’s department of anthropology.

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Story: Kara Spak, Chicago Sun Times | Photo: John H. White, Chicago Sun Times

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