Times Union Photos: Ancient mysteries

Modern medicine will be used to study mummies in Albany.

In March, Tammis Groft, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Albany Institute of History & Art, and University at Albany student-run Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service members transported two Egyptian mummies from their home at the Albany Institute of History & Art to Albany Medical Center to undergo X-rays and CAT scans. 

Photos by Michael P. Farrell/Times Union. Used with permission.

Michael P. Farrell/Times Union Photo of Albany Mummies

Tammis Groft, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Albany Institute of History & Art, right, instructs University at Albany student-run Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service members on how to transport one of the institutes mummies in Albany N.Y., Saturday March 31, 2012. The University at Albany student-run Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service will transfer two Egyptian mummies that are each almost 2,000 years old, from their home at the Albany Institute of History & Art to Albany Medical Center to undergo X-rays and CAT scans. Recent enhancements in X-ray technology will help verify the gender of the mummies, causes of death, lifestyle and mummification techniques. Drs. Robert Brier and Peter Lacovara, leading experts in Egyptology, will direct the procedures and review results.(Michael P. Farrell/Times Union)

Michael P. Farrell/Times Union Photo of Albany Mummies

Tammis Groft, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Albany Institute of History & Art,left , oversees University at Albany student-run Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service members during transport of one of the institutes mummies in Albany N.Y., Saturday March 31, 2012. The University at Albany student-run Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service will transfer two Egyptian mummies that are each almost 2,000 years old, from their home at the Albany Institute of History & Art to Albany Medical Center to undergo X-rays and CAT scans. Recent enhancements in X-ray technology will help verify the gender of the mummies, causes of death, lifestyle and mummification techniques. Drs. Robert Brier and Peter Lacovara, leading experts in Egyptology, will direct the procedures and review results.(Michael P. Farrell/Times Union)

Michael P. Farrell/Times Union Photo of Albany Mummies

Tammis Groft, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Albany Institute of History & Art, left, prepares one of the institutes mummies for transport in Albany N.Y., Saturday March 31, 2012. The University at Albany student-run Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service will transfer two Egyptian mummies that are each almost 2,000 years old, from their home at the Albany Institute of History & Art to Albany Medical Center to undergo X-rays and CAT scans. Recent enhancements in X-ray technology will help verify the gender of the mummies, causes of death, lifestyle and mummification techniques. Drs. Robert Brier and Peter Lacovara, leading experts in Egyptology, will direct the procedures and review results.(Michael P. Farrell/Times Union)

Michael P. Farrell/Times Union Photo of Albany Mummies

One of the two Albany Institute of History & Art's mummies ready for transport in Albany N.Y., Saturday March 31, 2012. The University at Albany student-run Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service will transfer two Egyptian mummies that are each almost 2,000 years old, from their home at the Albany Institute of History & Art to Albany Medical Center to undergo X-rays and CAT scans. Recent enhancements in X-ray technology will help verify the gender of the mummies, causes of death, lifestyle and mummification techniques. Drs. Robert Brier and Peter Lacovara, leading experts in Egyptology, will direct the procedures and review results.(Michael P. Farrell/Times Union)

(Photos by Michael P. Farrell/Times Union. Used with permission.)