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THE MUMMY AND COFFIN OF MERESAMUN


CT image of the pelvic area. The spine, pelvic bones and the radius and ulna (upper section of the image), can be seen as bright white areas. Resin-impregnated wrappings (brighter than the outer wrappings) encircle the body. The ragged opening to the right is the embalmers' incision made to remove the internal organs. (CT images are reversed; the incision is actually on the left side of the body.) Fabric packing has been introduced into the incision. Note the great amount of linen that surrounds the body. The seam on the back of the cartonnage mummy case is visible at the bottom of the image.




Revised: November 12, 1997
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