Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Secrets of the mummy revealed
Doctors at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital are used to dealing with patients with all sorts of different needs.

But this 1,900-year-old patient, who had come all the way from Egypt, was definitely one of the most unusual.

The three-foot Egyptian mummy had been on display in Oxford's Ashmolean Museum for the past 20 years.

You'd think by now, CT scanning of a mummy would be kind of old news. Useful, but the scanning itself is kind of old hat anymore.