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Oops! Brain-Removal Tool Left in Mummy's Skull

The object, which measures 3 inches (8 cm) in length, was cut off from resin that it had gotten stuck to (hence the jagged edge). Made of a species Monocotyledon plant, it would have been used to remove the mummy's brain. It was left in the sku

Brain removal tool left in mummy's skull

December 17, 2012

A CT scan of a 2.400-year-old mummy has revealed that a tool used to remove the brain had been left in by accident during the brain-removal process.