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The Return of the Mummy

Recently researchers re-examined a 2,000 year old Roman-period egyptian mummy that has been part of the University of Illinois' Spurlock Museum since 1989. First examined in 1990 with CT scans, advancement in technology lead researchers to rescan the mummy to uncover any new findings.

Below are links to news stories on the results.

New York Times
WCIA TV
ScienceDaily.com
LiveScience.com
ScienceCodex.com
News Bureau (University of Illinois)
RedOrbit.com
RDMag.com
ScientificAmerican.com
WILL AM 580 [audio] (11/1/11 with David Hunt and Sarah Wisseman)

For a complete history of the mummy visit The University of Illinois Mummy Project.

[posted November 3, 2011; upldated Nov. 8, 2011]

 

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