March 3, 2010 12:51 PM   Subscribe

Crocodile mummies from ancient Egypt scanned at Stanford.
posted by gman (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

So cool. Thanks for sharing!
posted by runningwithscissors at 12:58 PM on March 3, 2010

There are crocodile mummies? Oh please don't tell Shaggy and Scoobs. Zoiks.
posted by longsleeves at 1:26 PM on March 3, 2010

Tonight, on SyFy:

posted by brundlefly at 1:38 PM on March 3, 2010 [4 favorites]

Holy egyptian crocodile mummy, Batman!
posted by Omon Ra at 2:16 PM on March 3, 2010

Hey, guys! Let's dig up some mummified crocodiles preserved by ancient Egyptian processes said to bestow eternal life, and then bombard them with ultramodern rays of some sort! What could possibly go wrong?

(Still, at least thanks to these articles we know how these people got their mummified crocodiles wedged into their scanners, and why.)
posted by No-sword at 4:13 PM on March 3, 2010 [3 favorites]

Very cool, thanks! I can see a trip to Stanford in my near future. (Used to live in London and often visited the mummies in the Brit Museum; nice to know there are relative gods nearby.)
posted by anadem at 10:11 PM on March 3, 2010

The conservator's blog is really interesting. Thanks for the post.
posted by oneirodynia at 9:05 AM on March 4, 2010

Do we know how or why they are wedging them in there?
posted by DU at 11:18 AM on March 4, 2010

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