Boston hospital cleaning 2,500-year-old mummy

June 7, 2013 11:03 AM

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Boston hospital cleaning 2,500-year-old mummy

A 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy is coming out of its coffin to undergo cleaning and restoration procedures at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The mummy known as Padihershef has been on display at the third oldest general hospital in the United States since it received him as a gift from the city of Boston in 1823 as a medical oddity.

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