Egyptian ‘hawk’ mummy is a human foetus with a fatal birth defect

Recently researchers have made an unexpected discovery of a mummified foetus while CT scanning a 2300-year-old mummy known as Ta-Kush currently held at the Maidstone Museum in Kent. This coffin was labelled, “A mummified hawk with linen and cartonnage, Ptolemaic period (323 BC – 30 BC).” Micro-CT scan shows the mummified stillborn human baby. Image: […]

via Egyptian ‘hawk’ mummy is a human foetus with a fatal birth defect — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

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