Mystery Of The Tiny Egyptian Mummy

On January 2017, scientists were shocked after discovering what was inside a tiny Egyptian mummy which recently underwent a Computerized Tomography (CT) scan. The said mummy, which was previously thought to contain remains of a hawk was revealed to contain a human fetus - recorded as one the youngest human babies in the world. The remains, which are preserved in a tiny sarcophagus, are now believed to belong to a miscarried 20-week gestation foetus.

It is the latest in a series of remarkable discoveries made by medical experts analysing ancient Egyptian artefacts at Maidstone Museum, Kent.

“Following the scans at KIMS Hospital, the remains were in fact revealed to be the mummy of a baby,” said Samantha Harris, the Collections Manager at Maidstone Museum, in a statement. “Initial reviews identified the baby to be a miscarried c.20-week gestation foetus which, if found to be the case, will be one of the youngest human mummies recorded anywhere in the world.”

The discovery has sparked speculation that the mummy is the love child of a pharaoh, although a Maidstone Museum spokesman told there is no evidence to support this theory.

Aside from the baby mummy, experts also revealed discoveries from other Egyptian mummies that also undergone CT Scan. Experts revealed that Ta-Kush actually died in her mid-20s. Previous records suggest that Ta-Kush died at an early age of 14 but the CT scan revealed that her age was higher than what Egyptologist thought.


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