Monday, August 06, 2007

Mummy update
No foul play in death of mummy
As Demetrios, a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy belonging to the Brooklyn Museum, lay on the table of the "64-slice" CT scanner, a cluster of art curators, conservators and medical specialists looked on, riveted by the macabre spectacle.

Although mummies have been subjected to CT scans for more than two decades, it was a first for the museum and for North Shore. The goal was to gain insights into who Demetrios was, how he died and what his mummified remains might tell them about the Egyptian funerary practices.

UPDATE: Original (longer) article here.