BBC World Service: Cold case Mummy

27 November, 2012 - 21:40

A 5,500 mummy, called Gebelein Man, has been one of the most famous exhibits at the British Museum since his remains were acquired over a hundred years ago. But though he had been preserved with organs intact very little was known about him. A new exhibition at the Museum has employed the latest in CT scanning to reveal hitherto hidden truth about Gebelein Man. Click hears from Neal Spencer, keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan collections at the British Museum, and from David Hughes of the Interactive Institute in Sweden on solving this 5,500 year old mystery.

Listen to the radio show here (second story): Cold case Mummy

BBC World Service, November 27, 2012.