CT scanning ancient Egyptian mummies | #CuratorsCorner S7 Ep1

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CT scanning ancient Egyptian mummies | #CuratorsCorner S7 Ep1

Over the past 10 years, scientific investigation of ancient Egyptian mummies has advanced immensely. We now know more about ancient Egyptian health, diet, lifestyle and death than ever before. But this new approach to the study of Egyptian mummies is also teaching us a lot about the history of disease, revealing that many ‘modern’ diseases have been with us for far longer that we originally thought.

Join British Museum curators Daniel Antoine and Marie Vandenbeusch as they introduce you to a 4-year-old boy from the Roman period in Egypt and share what he, and other mummies, can tell us about life from 2000-years-ago, right up until today.

CONTENT WARNING: this video contains CT images of deceased people. All footage and images were captured in line with the British Museum Human Remains Policy, which you can access here: https://www.britishmuseum.org/our-work/departments/human-remains

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