WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ An ancient cold case has brought a leading
Egyptologist to Wichita this weekend.
Bob Brier plans to study a mummy on display at the Museum of
World Treasures to see if she was connected to a 3,000-year-old
murder plot involving an Egyptian pharaoh.
Brier, a Long Island University professor, is sometimes called
``Mr. Mummy'' after a television special he made a few years ago.
The mummy he's studying at the Wichita museum is known as the
``Braided Lady'' because of her hairstyle.
Museum officials say the woman stood about 4 feet, 10 inches
when she was alive and suffered from a curvature of the spine. But
little else in known about her.
Brier says he plans to closely examine the Braided Lady's teeth,
bones and fingernails in an attempt to learn more about her life.
Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com
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