In the Hermitage told about the study of Egyptian mummies in the CT scanner

© Photo : account FGBUZ KB №122 them. L. G. Sokolova FacebookСканирование in ancient Egyptian mummies from the collection of the State Hermitage spiral computer tomograph in KB No. 122 in St. Petersburg. 22 Aug 2017In the Hermitage told about the study of Egyptian mummies in the CT scanner© Photo : account FGBUZ KB №122 them. L. G. Sokolova in Facebook

The Hermitage will tell you in October about the results of the study on computer tomography of ancient Egyptian mummies, told reporters the Director of the Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky.

Earlier it was reported that on August 21 in Clinical hospital №122 on helical computed tomography were carried out scans of ancient Egyptian mummies from the collection of the Hermitage. The study was conducted in order to find out the sex, skeletal structure, body, various artifacts, a possible cause of death and age of the exhibit.

«October 3 will be a special press conference where we will discuss the results of the study,» said Piotrovsky.

«We had two sarcophagi, male and female, and one mummy. Thought that it was a woman, turned out to be a man,» he said.
In January, the Hermitage reported a study on imaging of two Altai mummies III century BC from the fifth Pazyryk Kurgan, excavated in 1949 in the Altai mountains. This scan was the first such experience for the Hermitage. Scanning was performed in order to determine the disease and cause of death mummified people, to reconstruct their appearance, and also to examine in more detail the techniques of mummification.

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