Mummies at The Field Museum

The Field Museum has a new exhibit, giving visitors a chance to see mummies that have not been viewed by the public for over 100 years. We get a behind-the-scenes look at Opening the Vault: Mummies on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.

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Using state-of-the-art technology, anthropologists from The Field Museum had the opportunity to examine Egyptian mummies for the first time. Check out the amazing images that can be produced with a medical CT scanner in the video below. These mummies have been part of the museum's collections for many years, and thanks to proper conservation methods, researchers are now able to work with them without causing any damage.