CT and colorful 3D scans combine to create a stunningly detailed depiction of a mummy of a girl. She was only about five years old when she passed away 2,000 years ago. Her body was wrapped in fine linen and she was laid to rest with a Roman-style necklace, amulet, and large round earrings. Now all those elements have become visible in lifelike detail.
According to Live Science , scientists today call the child mummy “Sherit,” an ancient Egyptian name meaning “little one.” She lived in Egypt while the country was reigned over by the Romans and her burial style and the grave goods accompanying her body indicate she was part of a wealthy family . It is believed the girl died of dysentery or meningitis.
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