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Unlocking the mystery of a 2,000-year-old child mummy

The Penn Museum, in collaboration with CHOP, conducted a CT scan on an Egyptian child mummy with hopes of learning more about the ancient remains. “She looks like she's the size of a 2-year-old, but her skeletal development, the growth of her teeth and bones, is more like a 5-year-old,” the Museum’s Samantha Cox said. “Maybe a type of dwarfism.”


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Penn Museum preserves a little bit of Egypt for display during renovation

The Penn Museum’s Jennifer Wegner and Julian Siggers spoke about the new, temporary exhibit, “Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display.” The display, designed to resemble an archeological lab, “was an opportunity for us to bring the public to see how a gallery unfolds,” said Siggers.