Scanning for the secrets of mummies
19 May 2014 Last updated at 18:06 BST
The British Museum has carried out scans on eight Egyptian mummies, revealing unprecedented details about the people inside the caskets.
Each mummy was put into a state-of-the-art CT scanner, allowing the scientists to tell their age, what they ate, the diseases they suffered from, and how they died.
Pallab Ghosh reports.