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July 08, 2004

Nesperennub

Nesperennub, a Theban priest buried around 2800 years ago and now a resident of the British Museum, has undergone a CT-scan at a London hospital and a 3-D laser-scan in Scotland.

The hologram-like pictures reveal amazing details. Crowned with a ceramic bowl probably accidentally glued by the embalmers Nesperennub had an abscess at the base of one of his teeth, and a mysterious small hole, like a bullet hole, near his brain.

Several linen-wrapped protective amulets were recognizable on his chest, while almond-shaped fake glasses were inserted by embalmers so that the mummy could see in the afterlife.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 8, 2004 08:26 AM

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its well cool

Posted by: conor gunn at November 2, 2004 09:52 AM