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GALLERY: Ancient mummy analyzed at Health Innovation Center

NKU students scanned "Umi," a child mummified almost 2,000 years ago

January 17, 2019

The Cincinnati Museum Center’s child mummy, believed to be almost 2,000 years old, visited NKU’s Health Innovation Center to be scanned and analyzed Thursday.

Researchers and NKU technicians used a CT scanner and x-ray imaging to see inside the coffin, which holds the mummified remains of an Egyptian boy about 3-5 years old.

The mummy, “Umi,” was last scanned in 2009. NKU interdisciplinary students are joining forces to develop a replica of the body and its artifacts.


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