Presentation on Applying Technology to Demystify the Mystery of a Mummy, April 26, 2013


Presentation on Applying Technology to Demystify the Mystery of a Mummy, April 26, 2013

Dr. Joseph S. Yu, M.D., Professor of Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery at the Ohio State University will be presenting the exciting results of their recent CT scan investigation of Amunet, the Egyptian mummy at the Ohio Historical Society. The lecture entitled Applying Technology to Demystify the Mystery of a Mummy: What Did We Learn will be held at the Ohio History Center on Friday April 26, 2013 at 2pm. The OSU Wexner Medical Center CT scans give us a more detailed picture of the life, death and the rituals attendant upon the death of this ancient Egyptian woman. Even though the mummy had been X-rayed in 1935 and again in 1984, the current imagery, combined with the 21st century expertise of the OSU Wexner Medical Centers radiology team, has refined our understanding of all aspects of her preserved anatomy. Dr. Joseph Yu said, “In medicine, we have incredible and powerful tools to learn about our cells and our bodies. In this unique venture with the Ohio Historical Society, we have been able to utilize this wonderful technology to create a larger window through which to peer into past, and bring out a little bit of Indiana Jones in all of us.”

The lecture will be held in the auditorium at the Ohio History Center (800 E. 17th Ave.) and is included with regular museum admission: $10/adult, $9/senior, $5 youth (6-12); free/OHS member; free/child (age 5 and under. Parking is free. For more information, call 800-686-1541.

ABOUT THE OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY Founded in 1885, the non-profit Ohio Historical Society (OHS) provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohios history, archaeology and natural history. The society has over 1.5 million items in its collections throughout its 58 sites and within its 287,000-square-feet Ohio History Center at 800 E 17th Ave. (Exit 111 off Highway I-71), Columbus, Ohio, 43211. The Society receives a portion of its funding from the state, but relies on admission fees, memberships, grants, donations and other forms of revenue to continue to serve Ohioans in the future. For information regarding the Society, contact Shannon Thomas, Communications Specialist, Ohio Historical Society: 614.297.2317, [email protected]. Visit the Ohio Historical Society at

Posted April 10, 2013
Topics: Archaeology

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