How that *one* thing we all ‘know’ about Egyptian Mummies might be wrong

Canopic jars. From left: Qebehsenuef (intestines), Imsety (liver), Hapi (lungs) and Duametef (stomach).
Sculpture of Herodotus in the porch of the Stoa of Attalos building at the Ancient Agora of Athens. Attica region, Greece.
CT scans of a 2,400-year-old female mummy revealed a tubular object embedded in its skull between the brain’s left parietal bone and the resin filled back of the skull. Image copyright RSNA RadioGraphics)
The object, which measures 3 inches (8 cm) in length, was cut off from resin that it had gotten stuck to. It was left in the skull by the embalmers by accident, possibly because it broke off. (Image credit: Photo copyright RSNA RadioGraphics )

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