Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Mummy in Milan

Discovery News report on work at the Mummy Project-Fatebenefratelli hospital in Milan, Italy on an Egyptian mummy.

A sarcophagus belonging to a priest of the god Min, has been found to not contain the correct body, but rather the mummy of another man.  CT scans carried out on the mummy have revealed that the mummy, which arrived at the Archaeological Museum in Asti in 1903 from a private collection, is simple bandaged and contains no amulets, unlikely to be in keeping with the position of priest.  The skeleton is also shown to be resting on a reed support.

For the full article which contains some lovely photographs, click here.

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