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Ancient Mummy Gets Modern CT Scan
2013-02-04 10:42:21

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently sent a 4,000-year old mummy for a CT scan at a nearby hospital, hoping that modern medical imaging technology might shed new light on the life of the ancient museum resident.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.