The remains of the nine heads were uncovered by a team from the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw working at the Theban Necropolis in Upper Egypt.
VIDEO: The photographic-quality images from the Warsaw Mummy Project show a woman of North African appearance with a striking gaze.
Researchers at the National Museum in Warsaw said that despite X-ray scans and CT images last year revealing what appeared to be a foetus, this was the result of ‘a computer illusion and misinterpretation.’
In this episode of The Debrief, all you’ve ever wanted to know about ancient Egyptian mummies, as John Beauchamp is joined in the studio with Dr. Wojciech Ejsmond, one of the lead researchers at the Warsaw Mummy Project.
Scientists at the Warsaw Mummy Project in Poland were carrying out a scan of the ancient corpse’s skull when they discovered unusual markings in the bone.
Scientists at the Warsaw Mummy Project discovered the foetus was covered with natron, a naturally occurring mixture of sodium carbonate decahydrate, to dry the body and began to “pickle” in an acidic environment.
The mummy was subjected to several sets of tomographic scans, X-rays and a three-dimensional visualization which allowed a closer examination of the entire fetus which established that the woman was in the 26-28th week of pregnancy.