Mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I examined using computed tomography

(ORDO NEWS) — The Egyptian mummy still has good teeth 3,500 years after the death of the pharaoh.

Scientists deployed Pharaoh Amenhotep I, who ruled from 1525 to 1504 BC, using computed tomography.

The mummified remains of the rulers of Egypt have always been a source of intrigue for people around the world, giving insight into this ancient civilization. Now scientists have “deployed” a mummy for the first time, this time virtually.

Scientists deployed Pharaoh Amenhotep I, who ruled from 1525 to 1504 BC, using digital computed tomography. This is the only royal mummy left unopened in our time. The scans showed that the pharaoh was 35 years old, he was 169 cm tall and was in good physical condition when he died. His death most likely came from natural causes.

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In a study published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, scientists described the royal appearance, health status, cause of death, and mummification style. They examined the mummy using computed tomography and generated two- and three-dimensional images of a head mask, bandages, and a virtually unfolded mummy.

After printing out the digital packaging of the royal mummy, scientists found that he looked like his father: a narrow chin, a small narrow nose, curly hair and slightly protruding upper teeth.

Scientists said they were unable to locate any injuries or injuries due to illness in order to find out the exact cause of death, with the exception of numerous posthumous injuries allegedly caused by grave robbers. During the mummification, his internal organs were removed, but his brain and heart were left in place.

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Egyptian mummies are often endowed with mystical powers, but this is mainly due to Hollywood films. Egyptologists could have discovered the mummy a long time ago, but they did not do it because of fear of myths. The researchers explained this by the fact that the mummy was perfectly created and decorated, so they kept everything as it is.

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