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THE MUMMY AND COFFIN OF MERESAMUN


Digital radiograph showing the head of Meresamun within the cartonnage coffin, which is shown as a shadow around her skull. Dense resinous material which was often poured into the skull after the removal of the brain, was not used, therefore her cranium is empty. The layers of linen wrappings around the head and neck of the mummy are not visible in this view.




Revised: November 12, 1997
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