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Now a further micro CT scan has been undertaken on the baby mummy as part of more detailed research.
Following that research, Mark Garrad, CT lead radiographer at KIMS, said: “The scans conducted indicate evidence of well-worn teeth, loss of enamel, cavities, abscesses in the jaw and fully erupted wisdom teeth.”Facial reconstruction of Ta-Kush was then carried out with the help of Liverpool John Moores University, while additional research has been carried out to uncover more about her life.
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We believe the mummy dates to around 300BC and comes from Ancient Egypt.“It is thought to be a 23 to 28-week gestation male baby and is likely to have had anencephaly, a severe birth defect, as well as multiple skeletal anomalies.“This mummy is rare; considering the number of adult Ancient Egyptian mummies that are known, there are very few baby mummies reported and two are associated with Pharaoh King Tutankhamun.“This is only the second Ancient Egyptian baby to be described with anencephaly, and is the first to undergo detailed high resolution analysis.”The baby is one of the youngest mummies ever found – the most junior was a foetus aged just 16 to 18 weeks, discovered in storage at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge last spring.
The latest micro CT scan was carried out free by Nikon Metrology UK in Hertfordshire.
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