You know what? When you find a 500 year mummified body of a child just step away. The remains of the body were DNA tested and it seems the child died from a deadly strain of hepatitis B virus (HBV). Did no one hear me? Step away. This is how we unleash ancient diseases…I have seen the tv series The Strain and it aint pretty.
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A word of warning to anyone wanting to rummage in their granny’s attic, beware of the sarcophagus in a corner, just saying. A kid in Germany got a right old boo when he opened one and found a human mummy. When they sent the thing for a CT scan they discovered the corpse had an arrow sticking out of the eye socket. The weirdest thing of all was that the cloth covering the mummy was machine woven and the bones were not from just from one person. 😯
I guess if you have a scrotum and a penis you can’t be Lady Hor. Oh yeah, thanks to a little CT scanning, officials at the Brooklyn Museum in New York have concluded that the 2,000 year old she mummy is infact a he. Hmm, the confusion about the mummy’s sex can be blamed on the coffin (and the lazy coffin maker) because it didn’t include a beard. Egyptian experts have long used the markings on Mummy coffins to identify the sex of the occupant but that system is now under review following this startling discovery. So if it ain’t Lady Hor in the coffin I wonder who it is?