CT scans reveal secrets of Egyptian mummies
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Manchester CT scans reveal secrets of Egyptian mummies

New technology is being used to study mummies from ancient Egypt.

Body scanners at Manchester Children's Hospital are being employed during out of hours periods to study the ceremonial remains in a less invasive way.

New imaging techniques can show the condition of the mummies without unwrapping them and can also reveal the gender of the person.

Some of the items, from Derby Museum, have been on display since the Victorian era and have never been analysed.

You can see more on this story on Inside Out North West on Monday 16 September 2019 on BBC One North West at 19:30 BST and on iPlayer afterwards.

  • 16 Sep 2019
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