MUMMIES - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) New technology unwraps mummies’ ancient mysteries <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">New technology unwraps mummies’ ancient mysteries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JILL LAWLESS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T08:14:02.255-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries. Scientists at the museum have used CT scans and sophisticated imaging software to go beneath the bandages, revealing skin, bones, preserved internal organs — and in one case a brain-scooping rod left inside a skull by embalmers. The findings go on display next month in an exhibition that sets eight of the museum’s mummies alongside detailed three-dimensio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577957152014-04-09T08:14:02.255-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T08:14:02.255-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:14:02 MDT Animal mummies displayed at California museum <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Animal mummies displayed at California museum</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN ROGERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T17:44:01.862-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 05:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santa Ana, Calif. • Dogs and cats are often beloved family members in current culture, but animals held such a prominent place in ancient Egyptian society that tens of millions were mummified, some going into the pharaohs’ tombs to rest eternally in the company of their kings. Others had their own special cemeteries, where they were buried in coffins as elaborately carved as those of royal family members. Dozens of the best surviving specimens have taken up residence at Orange County’s Bowers Mu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href=""> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:44:01 MDT