USA: Barnum’s mummy really ancient Egyptian


This video from the USA is called P. T. Barnum.

Associated Press reports:

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — P.T. Barnum wasn’t fooling. The Egyptian mummy in his museum is for real.

A pair of Quinnipiac University imaging experts, who specialize in mummies, confirmed Thursday that the mummy — Pa-Ib — was a real person.

Barnum’s second wife had donated the mummy to the museum in 1892.

The mummy is supposedly that of an Egyptian priest who lived more than 2,500 years ago.

The experts Jerry Conlogue and Ron Beckett confirmed the mummy was that of someone 18 years or older.

But its gender and whether it truly is the Egyptian priest is still a mystery.

See also here.

Update: here.

And here.

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