Monday, April 26, 2010

The "Lady" Hor is no lady.

To learn more about them, several mummies going on exhibit at the Brookly Museum of Art were taken to a hospital and put in a CT scanner. The results were surprising.

Brooklyn Museum — April 01, 2010 — The Mummy Chamber, long term installation, opens May 5, 2010. This installation of more than 170 objects from the Brooklyn Museums world-famous holdings of ancient Egyptian material explores the complex rituals related to the practice of mummification and the Egyptian belief that the body must be preserved in order to ensure eternal life.