2000 year old Cazenovia mummy 'Hen' undergoes CT scan at Crouse Hospital
New York : Cazenovia mummy 'Hen' was brought into Crouse Hospital in Syracuse for CT scan to find more information about its life and death 2,000 years ago.
This is the first time in past decade when Hen has been moved from the Cazenovia Public Library.
Hen was brought to the Cazenovia library in 1894 by library benefactor Robert Hubbard. Hubbard purchased the mummy and other artifacts while touring Egypt with the intention of setting up a museum at the library.
“The mummy is a fine one and in a good state of preservation. It is in the later period when Greek art asserted itself in Egypt. Its age is somewhere about 2,000 years,” reported the Cazenovia Republican on April 5, 1894.
For public viewing, the mummy was first showcased on Jan. 31, 1895 during the “mummy tea” event, in which patrons could see Hubbard’s reliquaries for the first time and enjoy a cup of tea for 10 cents.
The event made Cazenovia library so famous that even today a staple of educational visits by regional high school students, tourists and locals can be seen.
Before this, Cazenovia mummy 'Hen' was taken to Crouse Hospital in March 2006, when he underwent a CAT scan that created a three-dimensional hologram of the body inside the ancient wrappings — an image that is currently on display at the Cazenovia Public Library as part of the overall mummy exhibit — as well as the discovery of what appeared to be a cancerous tumor in his left leg.
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