ELGIN Museum is eagerly anticipating ‘The Mummy’s Return’.
The Peruvian Princess, which has been housed at the Elgin attraction since 1846, was removed in February for forensic examination.
Academics at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee also took another favourite, the Ecuadorian shrunken head, for research.
It was hoped cranio-facial analysis on the exhibits would be carried out – providing reconstructions that would offer a glimpse of how they would have appeared.
Professor Caroline Wilkinson, among the team looking at the mummy, said CT scans of the exhibit could also be used to “stand her up”, showing her stature and height, as well as any trauma experienced. An exhibit at the museum, showing the new findings, was also envisaged.
Now, Prof Wilkinson will return to deliver a talk revealing the findings in “The Mummy’s Return”, taking place on Monday, September 24, in Elgin Museum Hall from 2pm.