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Tests May Shed Light On Conn. Museum's Egypt Mummy

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 06:14 PM

 

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Connecticut researchers are using the latest imaging technology on an Egyptian mummy to try to unlock secrets of the ancient world, including whether a mysterious packet inside her was an offering to the gods to help secure a place in the afterlife.

The high-resolution testing Thursday at Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University also may determine the age at which the woman died and whether she gave birth.

The mummy is known as Pa-Ib (py eeb) and is believed to be about 4,000 years old. She's being transported in a coffin complete with a police escort from the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport to the university's campus in North Haven.

Researchers are trying to determine if bundles in the abdomen and pelvis cavities contain a bird mummy or are organs.

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