Journey into the Mummy
© 2004 Dr Caroline Wilkinson, University of Manchester
Every one of the British Museum's mummies was once a living, breathing Egyptian going about their everyday life - working, eating, sleeping, getting ill, spending time with their family. Studying these people's mummies tells us a lot about their lives.
Meet an Egyptian man called Nesperennub. Although his mummy case has been in the Museum for over 100 years it has never been opened. This is because unwrapping mummies can badly damage them. So Nesperennub's secrets have remained hidden.
But now amazingly we have the technology to look inside Nesperennub's mummy without disturbing the wrappings at all.
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