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        Mummy Science: Natural and Cultural Preserved Remains | Smithsonian Science How

        Discuss mummies and how they are made. Meet Dr. David Hunt, Physical and Forensic Anthropologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Did you know that mummies often form accidentally? Conditions such as extreme cold, dryness, or lack of oxygen may preserve humans or other animals for hundreds or thousands of years. Unwrap the secrets of mummies using non-invasive modern techniques such as X-ray and CT scanning. Compare human-made mummies to naturally-made mummies on a research journey into people of the past.

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