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Friday, November 25, 2005

Mysterious mummy's death examined

Researchers from York University and Hancock Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne are studying autopsy results of an Egyptian mummy to learn the cause of her death and also the types of diseases prevalent in her era. From n-e-life:

Estimated to be aged between 30 and 40 years old she was first unwrapped during an autopsy in 1830 by three local doctors who removed 22.5 kg of bandages from her. The autopsy did not find any conclusive evidence as to why she died. It is this unique mystery which was investigated by Dr Joann Fletcher, Dr Stephen Buckley, a biochemist researching mummification techniques and the Hancock Museum's own Egyptologist Gillian Scott. Irt Irw was brought to France by Baron Denon, the first Director of the Louvre. She was then sold at auction in 1825 and purchased by John Bowes Wright of Northumberland before being given to the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society in 1826.
The Hancock Museum currently has an exhibit on ancient Egypt in conjunction with the British Museum.


Blogger protected static said...

Hee... I almost posted this one with the title CSI: Thebes

11/25/2005 01:32:00 PM  
Blogger Carnacki said...

Coming soon, this fall.

Damn, we should write a script for that. CBS would probably buy it

11/25/2005 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger protected static said...

"Note, Amen-ho-toth, the characteristic marks of an asp's bite - the dagger that left these traces of bronze did not kill our victim..."

11/25/2005 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger Carnacki said...

LOL. Think of the great sets the show would have. Would put Vegas to shame.

11/25/2005 06:28:00 PM  

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