Mummy-to-be: Pregnant embalmed body identified in Poland

Mummy-to-be: Pregnant embalmed body identified in Poland

The Straits Times - World·2021-04-30 09:02

WARSAW (AFP) - Polish scientists said on Thursday (April 29) they have discovered the world's first pregnant Egyptian mummy while carrying out scans on the 2,000-year-old remains kept at the National Museum in Warsaw.

"My husband Stanislaw, an Egyptian archaeologist, and I looked at the X-ray images and noticed a familiar sight for parents of three children in the belly of the dead woman - a little foot!" Marzena Ozarek-Szilke, an anthropologist and archaeologist at the University of Warsaw, told journalists.

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