| Hen |
|Location||Cazenovia Public Library|
StudiesHieroglyphics found on the mummy's sarcophagus were copied and sent to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where they were translated in 1944-1945. This resulted in the discovery of the mummy's partial name: Hen.
In March 2006, the mummy underwent a CAT scan which led to the discovery of what appeared to be a cancerous tumor in his left leg. It also revealed that the rumors the mummy was a princess were patently false when it proved to be a male.
In 2017, more advanced equipment let to additional CAT scans and minimally intrusive biopsies by a radiologist who successfully extract fragments of the tumor, muscle from Hen’s right leg, and a fragment of lung. There are hopes of a DNA check for any type of mutation to identify the type of tumor on Hen’s leg.
A tumor was found on his Fibula, one of the two bones of the lower leg.
Zimmer, Melanie. Curiosities of Central New York. The History Press, 2012.