3D Printing Unwraps Mummy Mystery

3D scanning and printing are being used in medical applications to help doctors plan for complex surgeries, to help create custom-fit prosthetics, and to manufacture medical implants. But that same technology can be used to help archaeologists study “patients” that are beyond treatment – like a 2,000-year-old mummy. The University of Melbourne in Australia leveraged 3D printing to study an Egyptian mummy’s head, reconstruct her face and even point to a disease that may have factored in her death. They were able to do this all without compromising the original remains. A museum curator discovered the previously undocumented mummy head in the University’s collection during an audit, and ordered a computed tomography (CT) scan of the remains to determine their condition. Staff in the University’s Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience…


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