Scientists glimpse inside a Peruvian mummy

October 28th, 2011

By Daniel Nasaw and Matt Danzico

In a small room lined with shelves of skulls, fossils, bones and antique violins, researchers are using advanced computer imaging to study priceless objects, including a mummy from Peru. So what’s inside?

Some patients find CT scanners and other medical imaging devices claustrophobic.

But this lady, a high-born Peruvian woman in her 40s, was not complaining – she has been dead for about seven centuries. And researchers at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History would like to know a bit more about her.

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