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3D scanning helps scientists unwrap the secrets of ancient mummies
Take a look inside some thousand-year-old human remains.
When dealing with ancient mummified remains, archaeologists are understandably wary. Mummies are an incredible resource for learning more about long-dead civilizations, but too much handling could cause serious damage.
At London’s Wellcome Collection, this problem is solved using a hospital CT scanner. After a quick trip to the scanning room, researchers can examine the mummies in detail without performing any physically invasive procedures.
This video shows three mummies being scanned to create 3D models of the remains, which can tell us a great deal about how these people lived and died.
As one researcher points out, this technique can also be a very useful for identifying counterfeit mummies without removing the outer layer of wrapping.
Sceengrab via Wellcome Collection/YouTube
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor