Virtual autopsy: exploring a natural mummy from early Egypt

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by britishmuseum
published on 04 April 2014

The life and death of Gebelein Man

Found in around 1896, the mummy known as Gebelein man was buried in about 3500 BC at the site of Gebelein in Upper Egypt. He has been in the British Museum collection for over 100 years, but it was not until 2012 that he was CT scanned for the first time. Detailed images created from the CT scans' high resolution X-rays are allowing us to look inside his body and learn about his life and his death in ways never before possible.

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