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

When the object was first discovered researchers were not sure what it was. So they inserted an endoscope (a thin tube used for non-invasive medical procedures) into the mummy to get a closer look. (Left): the object in situ; (Right): a close-u

Brain removal tool left in mummy's skull

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.