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Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:50 am | Updated: 8:56 am, Wed Apr 9, 2014.

LONDON — Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.

Scientists at the museum have used CT scans and sophisticated imaging software to go beneath the bandages, revealing skin, bones, preserved internal organs — and in one case a brain-scooping rod left inside a skull by embalmers.

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