Egyptian researchers have digitally unwrapped the mummy of Amenhotep I, an Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled from 1525 to 1504 BC.
A Professor of Radiology at Cairo University, Sahar Saleem, and a renowned Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, led the research. The procedure was performed using advanced X-ray technology, computed tomography (CT) scanning, and advanced computer software programs. Through the digital unwrapping, researchers were able to reveal Amenhotep I’s face, age at death, health condition, and other mummification secrets.
King Amenhotep I was discovered to have died at age 35 of a possible injury or illness, was the first Pharaoh to be mummified with his arms crossed and was the last to not have his brain removed.
According to Africa News, Zahi Hawass stated the following:
“We found the brain inside the mummy and this never happened with other mummies that the brain is there. Also in the same time, we found that the mummy was mummified Osiris-style. This is the first time, but all the mummies after that had the same style.”
“Also, we found many important things about this mummy, inside about 30 amulets and a belt, down, covered with many golden beads, this discovery for the first time shows that technology can make discoveries without disturbing the mummy.”
Researchers advised the mummy was well preserved for over 3,500 years, which helped in the uncovering process.
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