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

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. It would turn out to be a tool used for the removal of the brain. This is o

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.

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