The Hillwood Herald is the news blog of Hillwood Academic Day School. Written and published by the school’s upper grades (fifth through eighth), this blog tracks student, staff, and family happenings at the school.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Scientists open mummy coffin and find more than dust
Scientists have recently found a 2,500-year-old mummy of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy. A conservatoire at Chicago's Field museum,and a few other scientists used clamps to raise the fragile lid. The mummy was a son of a priest and his name was Minirdis. The mummy will be in the exhibit called Mummies: Images of the after life. The exhibit will premier next September.The Field museum had the mummy since the 1920s. When the scientists used a CT scan, which is an X-Ray The scientists found out that the mummies' feet were detached.
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