Strange bones in Colchester Egyptian Mummy: The skull of an ancient Egyptian mummy in Colchester is packed with 'strange bones', a CT-scan has revealed.
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Strange bones in Colchester Egyptian Mummy
Strange bones in Colchester Egyptian Mummy
Strange bones in Colchester Egyptian Mummy

The skull of an ancient Egyptian mummy in Colchester is packed with 'strange bones', a CT-scan has revealed. The scan on 2,500-year-old Lady Ta-Hathor yesterday also revealed an odd bundle between her thighs, thought to be the remains of her organs.

Full results from the scan, made ahead of Ta-Hathor's display at Ipswich Museum's new Egyptian Gallery, are expected only after an assessment by a team in Manchester. Yet it immediately showed she was healthy with no bone defects, and had died of natural causes aged in her mid-twenties - not far off the era's life expectancy of 30. Ta-Hathor's heart had been placed back in her body, a vital step on her journey to the afterlife.

Full Story: The Independent

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