Expert to Study Wichita Mummy

By: AP
By: AP
An ancient cold case has brought a leading Egyptologist to Wichita this weekend.

This undated handout photo provided by the National Geographic Society shows a technician at the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research in South Dakota working to prepare the fossil of the mummified dinosaur. One of the most complete dinosaur mummies ever found is revealing secrets locked away for millions of years, bringing researchers as close as they will ever get to touching a live dinosaur. (AP Photo/Phillip Manning, National Geographic Society)

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.
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Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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