Six mummies have undergone scanning by a Croydon hospital in order to help the British Museum investigate what lies beneath their bandages. The BMI Shirley Oak Hospital CT scanned the mummies, which are part of the British Museum's permanent collection, and discovered some surprises. One of the mummies, who all originate from Egypt, Peru and the Sudan, was believed to be missing its head but on scanning the body it was revealed that the head was attached and bent towards its chest. The results will now be used to analyse diet, nutrition, health and possible causes of death of the mummies.
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Croydon Hospital helps British Museum unveil the secret lives of mummies.