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