Ancient Egyptian mummy found in an attic in Kent, England.
The decapitated capital of an ancient Egyptian mummy found in an attic in Kent, England, believed to have been brought from Egypt as a souvenir in the 19th century, has been examined with a scanner, which revealed that it belonged to a woman who had lived at least 2,000 springs ago.
The investigation by researchers at Christ Church University in Canterbury initially consisted of x-rays, which suggested the capital belonged to an adult woman. A CT scan was then performed, which is a more detailed examination that provided more information.
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“Preliminary results from the scan, which was carried out at Maidstone Hospital, showed that a strict diet had worn down the woman’s teeth, but her bangs were perfectly preserved, the researchers said,” reports businessinsider.com , explaining that “there it seemed”. According to the researchers, it was a tube of unknown material in the left nostril and the spinal canal of the mummy, and it was not clear if it was from old or new origin. The brain appears to have been removed during the mummification process.
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Much remains intriguing to scholars as to the origins of the capital, which was donated in a display case to the collection of Canterbury Museums and Galleries.
“The capital was found in the attic of a house in Kent which was being emptied after the murder of the owner,” said James Elliott, professor of diagnostic radiography at Canterbury Christ Church University and chief radiographer for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells at the NHS Trust. said.
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