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Last Updated: Monday February 09 2009 14:15 GMT

In pictures: Secrets of ancient mummy revealed

Hospital scanner (photo by Philips Healthcare and University of Chicago/PA Wire)

Experts have used high-tech scans to unravel the secrets of the mummy in this colourful casket. It hadn't been opened for 3,000 years...

a scan of the coffin of Meresamun (Photo by Philips Healthcare and University of Chicago/PA Wire)

Here's one of the first scans, which revealed the mummy was of a woman called Meresamun, who was a singer in a temple.

Scan of the mummy  (photo by Philips Healthcare and University of Chicago/PA Wire)

Check out these amazing 3D images! They show the linen and bandages around the body, and even showed some of the mummy's internal organs.

Egyptian mummy  (photo by Philips Healthcare and University of Chicago/PA Wire)

Meresamun was about 1.65m tall, and would have been in her late 20s or early 30s when she died.

Scan of the mummy  (photo by Philips Healthcare and University of Chicago/PA Wire)

The scans showed the stones which were placed over her eyes after she died.

Scan of the mummy  (photo by Philips Healthcare and University of Chicago/PA Wire)

And believe it or not, the scientists say they can even tell that Meresamun was really pretty!

Scan of the mummy  (photo by Philips Healthcare and University of Chicago/PA Wire)

But there is one mystery that still hasn't been solved. The scans show Meresamun was in very good health, so the reason why she died is still unknown...