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CT scan of mummified crocodile finds baby croc mummies

A CT scan performed on a 2,500-year-old mummy of a crocodile has revealed dozens of mummified baby crocs inside. The 3m-long mummy has been at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden since 1828 and is on display in its Egyptian galleries. In the 1990s, a scan showed that there were

3D printing Ötzi the Iceman

Researchers have created 3D printed models of Ötzi the Iceman using CT scans of the 5,000-year-old mummy. Pre-existing CT scans were used to make the resin replica which was then sculpted and hand-painted by US artist Gary Staab over many months, the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology, where Oetzi is housed,

Examining the mummy of the Egyptian singer Tamut

New scans carried out on the mummy of Tamut, a singer who sang in a Luxor temple in 900 B.C., have revealed short hair and clogged arteries. "She is astonishingly well preserved down to her short cut hair. She probably wore a wig as a high status individual. "There a number of

Hospital scans reveal tattoo on Egyptian mummy

New analysis carried out on a 1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy has revealed a clear picture of a tattoo on the woman's inner thigh. he tattoo represents the symbol of the Archangel Michael, who features in both the Old and New Testaments. The symbol has previously been found in ancient churches and on

Mummy CT scan reveals blunt-force trauma

A CT scan carried out on an Incan mummy of an unknown woman has revealed that she was killed by blur-force trauma to the head. A new analysis shows that the mummy was once an Incan woman who also suffered from a parasitic disease that thickens the heart and intestinal walls,

Ötzi the Iceman gets a dental exam

A CT scanner has been employed to analyse the teeth of Ötzi, the Neolithic man found frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991. They found that the ancient farmer had several cavities, likely caused by his carbohydrate-rich diet. Ötzi also showed severe wear of his tooth enamel and severe gum disease. Hard

King Ramesses III was murdered

A forensic analysis carried out on the mummy of King Ramesses III has revealed that the pharaoh had his throat slit. The first CT scans to examine the king's mummy reveal a cut to the neck deep enough to be fatal. The secret has been hidden for centuries by the bandages covering

Egyptian mummy had mouth full of cavities

A recent examination of a 2,100-year-old Egyptian mummy has revealed that the young man had a mouth full of cavities. The man, whose name is unknown, was in his 20s or early 30s, and his teeth were in horrible shape. He had "numerous" abscesses and cavities, conditions that appear to have