CT Scans Unravel Mysteries of Field Museum’s Mummies

CT scan of a mummy

Without opening its wooden coffin nor unbinding its wrappings, this CT scan was taken in 2010 of Field Museum mummy 11517, who proved to be a teenage boy. © The Field Museum

Chicago Sun-Times article by Kara Spak (with photos by John H. White) on the portable CT scanning project undertaken by the Anthropology Department at The Field Museum in July 2011.