Mummy turns out to be a daddy: After decades of billing the preserved body from Egypt as Lady Hor, museum officials got a big surprise Tuesday when a CT scan revealed the lady was a man.
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Mummy turns out to be a daddy
Mummy turns out to be a daddy
Mummy turns out to be a daddy

The Brooklyn Museum's 2,000-year-old mummy turns out to have been a pappy.

After decades of billing the preserved body from Egypt as Lady Hor, museum officials got a big surprise Tuesday when a CT scan revealed the lady was a man.

The mummy, discovered 70 years ago in Thebes, was believed to be a woman because the coffin lacked the beard ornamentation male mummies sport.

The ancient twist on "The Crying Game" came when doctors at North Shore University Hospital ran scans on four mummies and found Lady Hor had a penis and scrotum.

"It's definitely a man," said Edward Bleiberg, curator of Egyptian art at the museum. "Physiologically, it's really clear.

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