2,300-year-old teenage 'golden boy' mummy undergoes CT scan

January 26, 2023

A 2,300-year-old mummy that was originally found in 1916 but left unexamined, recently underwent CT scans whereby scientists found him wearing 49 ritually-significant amulets and sandals. The findings of the CT scan have been published in Frontiers in Medicine and were made by a team from the Department of Radiology at Kasr Al Ainy Hospital and the Cairo Egyptian museum. Among these amulets were a golden heart scarab placed next to his thoracic cavity, a golden tongue inside his mouth and a two-finger amulet next to his uncircumcised penis. Digital unwrapping visualizations using computed tomography (CT) of the mummy TR 21/11/16/16 at the Cairo Egyptian Museum. Scanning and three-dimensional-printing using computed tomography of the “Golden Boy” mummy.

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