Unwrapping Egyptian Mummies

Egyptian Mummies – to unwrap or not to unwrap?

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i think the digital unwrapping is the best way to 'play it safe'...

I believe that our current level of digital scanning and minimally invasive tissue sampling is more than enough for testing purposes. We can see through the entire corpse, and find out who they were and what they ate, etc through these methods. We might miss a few things like tattoos and skin conditions but most other items of interest will be visible.
The remains should be treated with as much respect as we can muster.

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