Scientists Use New X-Ray Technique To Peek Inside 1,900-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy

Researchers used powerful X-ray beams to study the remains of an ancient Egyptian girl without unwrapping the mummy.

Northwestern Argonne Mummies
Courtesy of the Argonne National Laboratory
Northwestern Argonne Mummies
Courtesy of the Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists Use New X-Ray Technique To Peek Inside 1,900-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy

Researchers used powerful X-ray beams to study the remains of an ancient Egyptian girl without unwrapping the mummy.

Researchers from Northwestern and the Argonne National Laboratory used a new X-ray technique to study the remains of a 1,900-year-old Egyptian girl — all without unraveling or damaging the mummy.

Reset brings on two scientists involved in the project for more on their findings.

GUESTS: Stuart Stock, cell and molecular biology research professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

Jonathan Almer, physicist and group leader at the Argonne National Laboratory