An Egyptian mummy on display
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Behind the mask of an Egyptian mummy

10 February 2012 Last updated at 18:36 GMT

A major exhibition of Egyptian treasures is set to open at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

The Fascinating Mummies exhibition combines artefacts from collections in Holland and Scotland, including a number of mummified animals and people.

New technology has allowed researchers to look inside the mummies without them being unwrapped.

BBC Scotland's arts correspondent, Pauline McLean, was given a preview before the collection opens to the public.