The scientists looked at the faces of mummies by computed tomography
Experts of the British Museum (London, UK) was used in computed tomography, to see the faces of mummies age thousands of years, without sacrificing the integrity of their robes and remains, the The Independent. To do this, scientists had to travel several hospitals with the most modern scanners.
Some of the mummies are in the museum has more than a hundred years, but only now able to learn what they look like, how old were these people at the time of death and how they hurt – because now there’s only technique to do the image of sufficiently high quality and fully recreate appearance of mummies without damaging themselves artifacts. Only museum contains 120 mummies and eventually scientists plan to create images of each.
During scanning mummies, scientists have made amazing discovery: Imaging let them see the tool that was used to extract the brain from the skull of a future in embalming mummies. It is assumed that in the process of preparing the body and he broke off and remained in the skull. Given that such instruments survived quite a bit for scientists is a real gift.
The study was conducted in preparation for the big new exhibition “Ancient life, new discoveries,” which will begin next month. The exhibition will tell the stories of eight mummies from Egypt and Sudan. In particular, in the framework of the exhibition, visitors can look through interactive screens inside the sarcophagus burial through the web and see the mummies are closer than ever.
Recall that in the past month as part of this study, experts from the British Museum found on the inside of the right thigh girl, who died at the age of 25 to 30 years in the VIII century, the tattoo as a monogram name of Archangel Michael.