Hatason's mummy under study

Hatason's mummy under study

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If there is a civilization that is always on the lips of historians, archaeologists, etc., it is the Egyptian one, because it seems that its mysteries never end and if the news recently jumped that the tomb of Nefertiti could have been discovered, now we must add another news more related to Egypt, in this case with a mummy found in a San Francisco museum.

The remains belong, according to previous studies, to the body of a woman known as Hatason, which dates back to about 3,200 years and is under study by computed tomography to determine if it really is a woman or even if it is an original mummy as its sarcophagus seems to suggest.

According to Jonathan Elías, from the Akhmin Mummy Studies Consortium, “We are currently studying a mummy whose origins date back to the middle of the New Kingdom, around 1,200 BC. It is a mummy that had never been investigated in any way, only the outer part”.

At the moment, according to the first investigations, the investigators confirm that they do not know his real name, if the body in the sarcophagus was the one that was originally entered or if it really is a woman or not.

The mummy has been transported from the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts to Stanford University Medical School so that it can be digitally scanned by radiologists and also examined by Egyptologists.

The mummy was discovered near the Nile, in the ancient city of Asyut at the end of the last nineteenth century and according to what they have declared from Stanford University about the latest research on this mummy, they determine that its seller probably gave it the name Hatason, a possible deformation of Hatsehepsut, which is why the one that private collectors liked to believe that they were buying mummies of some members of nature.

In the investigations carried out by radiologists, his remains have been examined with the most modern digital technology, which included a scan carried out thanks to computerized tomography.

In the coming weeks all the information that has been collected since the mummy has been explored will be studied to the maximum. They have also included that although the pelvic bones of the mummy disintegrated and there was no soft tissue on the skeleton, they can still get a lot of information about this mummy and that it will surely not take long to echo us.

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