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Maidstone mummy's past unlocked by lottery cash grant

Thursday 11th August 2016

Funding from lottery takings could unearth the story behind the famous mummy at Maidstone Museum.

The 3,000 year old Egyptian remains will be examined by scientists who plan to use the grant to reconstruct her face and discover more about her background.

The mummy, a female known as a-Kush, is believed to be a 14-year-old girl who died about 2,700 years ago.

Now museum staff say the results of a CT scan on the body and her cask could unearth more previuously unknown details of her short life..

The museum has been given £78,700 to carry out the work as part of a scheme to bring together the museum's Egyptian and Greek collections in a new ancient civilisations gallery.