Five Quad transports mummies, not patients for Albany Institute of Art

Five Quad student volunteers transport 2,000-year-old mummies to Albany Medical Center for doctors to determine their genders.

From Albany Student Press

By Haley Viccaro
News Editor 

Published: Monday, April 2, 2012

2,000 mummy receiving an MRI - Albany Institute, SUNY University at AlbanyFive Quad student volunteers had the opportunity to transport 2,000-year-old mummies in their ambulance on Saturday to Albany Medical Center for doctors to determine their genders.

The mummies were transported by stretcher from the Albany Institute of History and Art to the ambulance under the supervision of Five Quad Director of Operations Max Weinstein. 

“UAlbany is a cosponsor in the actual project to identify the mummies so they wanted to try to get students involved since we have the means of transportation,” Weinstein said.

According to Weinstein, Five Quad provided two of their older stretchers for them to be reconfigured to safely transport the mummies. A special board was used for extra support on the stretcher. Each mummy was taken to the hospital separately due to their age and delicacy.

“We drove not even ten miles an hour because they are very fragile,” said Clarissa Meyers, a junior human biology major and Five Quad lieutenant...
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