MRI scans for Egyptian mummies in Manchester

Mummy scan Photo: ITV Granada

Mummies may be a familiar sight at Manchester Children's Hospital, but these are Egyptian mummies from the Manchester Museum.

They have been having CT scans for historical research.

Mummy scan Credit: ITV Granada

The X-ray techniques can provide clear pictures of the historical treasures inside the casks, without risking damage by opening them up.

A mummy from the Manchester Museum Credit: ITV Granada

The scans take place after hours in the hospital and staff that do the tests help out in their spare time.