Just in time for Halloween, the mummy at the Science Museum of Minnesota is getting a CT scan.
Staff at Children's Hospital in St. Paul plan to conduct the scan Friday afternoon.
While the museum already has a scan and other X-ray studies from 1983, researchers hope to learn even more by using modern imaging equipment.
They hope to come away with a 3D model of the mummy's inner workings and new details about his life, a more precise age and his cause of death. The results will debut ahead of the Feb. 18 opening of an exhibit on King Tut.
The mummy was donated to the museum in 1925. Researchers think he was a priest more than 3,000 years ago during ancient Egypt's 18th Dynasty, which included King Tut.
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