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Microbes Attack Precious Persian Mummy in Pakistan

 

News Category: Achaemenian Dynasty

 14 November 2000

 


ISLAMABAD The mummy of an ancient princess discovered recently in Pakistan has been attacked by microbes, a newspaper reported on Monday.

 

"Microbes have attacked the mummy. But the damage, if any, has not yet been assessed," Islamabad's daily The News quoted Dr. Asma Ebrahim, who was for the treatment of 2,600 year old Egyptian-styled Persian mummy, as saying.

 

She suggested that the mummy be exposed to gamma rays to kill the microbes. "The mummy should also be kept in liquid nitrogen to protect it from further attacks and be provided minus 14 degrees Celsius temperature to preserve it for centuries." 

 

The mummy is currently being kept in National Museum in Karachi. The report said the museum officials were trying to hire a mobile X-ray machine to take images of the mummy before any treatment. 

 

"(They want) to take a number of X-rays for close examination, research and analysis of its skull, bones, skeleton, gold crown and plate and other valuables, if any, hidden in the mummy.

 

 

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