What could be more interesting about ancient Egypt than the animal mummies? (personal opinion, of course)

Edward Bleiberg (Brooklyn Museum curator), Lisa Bruno (conservationist), and Anthony Fischetti (veterinary radiologist) have teamed up to scan 32 animal mummies that were housed at the museum using X-ray computed tomography (CT scans). You can read about this process and see photos here.

You will actually have a chance to see ancient animal mummies as part of the Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt exhibit set to open November 17th, 2011 at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. You will also be able to explore an exhibit on insects in ancient Egypt. I can’t wait!