Tiny Egyptian coffin reveals a mummified foetus

Computer Tomography analysis of a coffin excavated at Giza in 1907 by the British School of Archaeology revealed the youngest ever example of a mummified human foetus from Ancient Egypt. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge the pregnancy lasted for 16 to 18 weeks.

Sarcophagus containing the mummified remains (by Independent)
Sarcophagus containing the mummified remains (by Independent)

The Giza coffin is a miniature version of those used during the Ancient Egyptian Late Period, dating from between 664BC and 525BC. The archaeologists stated that the cross-sectional images this produced gave the first pictures of the remains of a tiny human body held within the wrappings, which remain undisturbed

Visualisation of the CT scan results (by Independent)
Visualisation of the CT scan results (by Independent)

(after Independent)

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