Friday, July 22, 2005

Mummies and CT Technology
This item goes back and looks at some of the work that has been carried out on Tutankhamun, but also mentions the Bahariya project: "In addition to their work on Tut, an international group of radiologists, epidemiologists and forensic pathologists is documenting hundreds of mummies found at Egypt's Bahariya Oasis. Because so many of the ancient bodies are richly decorated, the area is known as the Valley of the Golden Mummies. . . . Some of the Bahariya tombs were opened for the first time, giving scientists a rare chance to take air samples and study ancient molds that respond to oxygen possibly with harmful results".

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