Gallery: Scanning Mummies for Heart Disease

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Scanning Hatiay

Credit: Dr. Michael Miyamoto
Egyptologist Gomaa Abdel-maksoud prepares a mummy for a CT scan. The researchers were looking for evidence of arterial disease in the mummies. This mummy,…Read More »

Hatiay, who lived between 1550 and 1295 BC, had extensive vascular disease.   Less «
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