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Tut’s CT Scan
A top team of the SCA archaeologists, experts in restoration and conservation and radiologists, headed by myself came together to examine the mummy of King Tutankhamun.
Inside King Tut's tomb, Zahi Hawass (center), head of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, looks on as the 3,300-year-old mummy is removed from its sarcophagus, Jan. 5, 2005.
The mummy was carefully removed from the sarcophagus for the CT-Scan. The results of the scan are now undergoing comprehensive studies in order to decipher the mystery behind the golden king, Tutankhamun.
The mummy of King Tut is prepared for scanning. The CT scan took place outside Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, Egypt.
The current examination revealed that Tut's head is the only well preserved part of the whole mummy, while the rest of the body is in a very bad condition as a result of Carter's attempts to remove Tut's famous golden mask from the mummy's face.
Hawass (far right) looks on as King Tut's coffin lid is replaced after the CT scan. Data processing of the scan cast doubt on the popular theory that the boy king was the victim of a blow to the head.