mummy ct scan: Italian hospital uses CT scan to unveil secrets of Egyptian mummy
Modern science is being used to study the mummy of a priest buried 3000 years ago in Egypt. This mummy has been brought to the city of Milan, Italy for examination. Here scientists have done a CT scan of this thousand-year-old mummy to unravel the ancient mysteries. This mummy is being told of a priest named Ankhekhonsu.
Trying to know the life and burial customs of the priest
A team of researchers from the Policlinico Hospital in Milan is keeping a close eye on every detail related to this mummy. The team says they are using modern technology such as CT scans to learn more about the priest’s life and the burial rituals used after death. This scientific investigation can provide a complete biological and pathological profile of the scanned priest.
Scientists finding age, height and diseases
Researchers said they are tracing the Egyptian priest’s age at the time of his death, his stature, and all the diseases or wounds he experienced during his life. Sabina Malgora, director of the Mummy Project Research, said that while the mummies are practically a biological museum, they are like a time capsule. Many secrets can be hidden inside them.
This mummy got its name from the coffin
Sabina Malgora’s team is also investigating the disease that caused the death of priest Ankhekhonsu. The information obtained from this will be used for modern research. Malgora said that the name of this mummy came from its coffin. His coffin is engraved five times on Ankhekhonsu, which means ‘Lord Khonsu is alive’.
Ankhekhonsu was the priest of the ancient Egyptian god Khonsu.
Khonsu was regarded by the ancient Egyptians as the god of the moon and time. They were believed to affect the fertility of both humans and animals. According to legend, Khonsu played a part in creating the universe. He had amazing power to heal people from diseases. He used that power to heal Pharaoh Ptolemy IV.
The priest’s coffin is made of wood
Experts said that the coffin of the Egyptian priest appears to have been constructed of wood and decorated with colorful hieroglyphs. A face is at the top with large, black eyes and hands are placed on the chest. As The National News reports, Malgora and his team will be able to confirm that the remains belonged to an ancient Egyptian priest after conducting another chemical and physical analysis.
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