3D scanned mummy reveal lack of organs

Published on August 24th, 2011 | by Admin


A 3D scan of a 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy shows that the was of high status because his organs were removed and replaced with rolls of linen.

The images indicate that embalmers removed the man’s brain and major organs and replaced them with rolls of linen, a superior embalming method used only for those of high status, researchers at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History said in a statement.

When this mummy was transferred to the Smithsonian from the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia in the late 1950s, it was partially unwrapped, and very little was known about the individual, until now.

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Story: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience | Photo: LiveScience

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