|Egyptian Priest: Nesperennub|
|Height||Approx 173.00 cm|
|Location||The British Museum|
Nesperennub underwent a the standard 70 day mummification process. His internal organs were removed except for the heart, he was also coated with linen and resign to keep him from rotting in his tomb. Nesperennub's eyes were replaced with glass eyes so that he could see into the afterlife  and was decorated with jewlery and other meaningful symbols. Above Nesperennub's right eye there is wax in the shape of a cobra. Wax, in ancient Egypt, was considered magical and cobras were the symbols for the ancient cobra goddess who would protect people in the afterlife. All these details found from the mummification process were uncovered without unwrapping or even opening Nesperennub's coffin.
Nesperennub was the first mummy ever used for an experiment involving CT scans to see the mummy without destroying it's placement and wrappings. Something unusual in Nesperennub's coffin was a strange bowl shaped object above his head. This is not known to be apart of any mummification ritual in ancient Egypt. The software used to scan Nesperennub's body can reveal textures and impressions left by nerve endings under his skull. Because of this CT scan, Nesperennub has been nicknamed the 'virtual-reality mummy' for it's contribution to technology and archaeology.
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