Mummies get CT scans in Kansas City
September 10, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Modern technology met ancient times in Kansas City, Missouri, this week, when two mummies between 500 and 2,000 years old were put through CT scans that researchers hope will unlock their mysteries.
The human remains, in fetal positions and wrapped in grass baskets, underwent the tests Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital. The hospital has a state-of-the-art computerized tomography machine that uses data from several X-rays to produce a detailed image with high resolution, The Kansas City Star reported .
It will take weeks to get the full report, but the procedure will...