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Gender of Albany Institute of History and Art mummy revealed

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ALBANY, N.Y. --Students from all over the Capital Region are getting a look at ancient Egypt Thursday as a couple of mummies go on display.

The students were at the Albany Institute of History and Art as researchers reveled some exciting news about the mummies they've been studying since last March.

A group of children bit into cupcakes and the icing color revealed the sex of one of the mummies as male - but originally scientists believed they were a male and female.

Detailed CT scans showed him to be middle aged as well and those involved in the research say they couldn't be more excited.

The mummies will be part of a major exhibition that is set to open at the institute on in September that will run until June 2014.

 

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