Scientists have uncovered the mystery of death "screaming mummies" of Egypt

Egyptian scientists have uncovered the mystery of “the mummy screaming woman” from the Royal tombs at Deir El-Bahari. It is reported by Ahram Online.

According to one of the study's authors, Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, the results of computed tomography showed that the woman died of a heart attack, and sudden death brought on by severe atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. According to researchers, in the process of embalming was to preserve the position of a woman's body, in which it was at the time of death.

"Body position with legs bent and crossed legs, with head turned to the right and slack-jawed. We assume that the body could be detected no sooner than a few hours after death," - said Hawass.

"Mummy screaming woman" was discovered in 1881 near the city of Luxor in the tomb of 40 mummies among the members of the Royal dynasty. The identity of the woman is still a matter of controversy among scientists.