Egypt Unwraps Identity of Royal Mummies In a time of biometrics and DNA testing, it may not be surprising that Egypt is working to better identify some of its most famous dead people. Scientists are checking all of Egypt's royal mummies. The goal is to find which of the mummies are real, and which are decoys.
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Egypt Unwraps Identity of Royal Mummies

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Now scientists will be using CAT scans and DNA to test more than 40 of the mummies at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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