Stanford scans of mummy to be featured in San Francisco museum exhibition





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A 2,500-year-old priest named Irethorrou will be teaching anatomy to all comers in an exhibition that began Oct. 31. The mummified remains of this onetime inhabitant of a Middle Egyptian city will be on display in his coffin at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, along with a reconstruct. ion of Irethorrous head.

The reconstruction is based on determinations of his bone structure that were part of an intensive series of state-of-the-art scans conducted in August by Stanford University School of Medicine radiologists, processed into a visual format by Stanford information technologists, and interpreted by an Egyptologist with a penchant for mummies from the town of Akhmim, the spot in ancient central Egypt where Irethorrou was found.

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