In light of this discovery, the museum figured it should probably take a second look around and document all the mummies (Horus, Meruah, and Padiashiakhet are the others) in its possession. It worked with WYSIWYG, a 3-D scanning company, to make a digital model of Mer-Neith-it-es' coffin, all without disturbing any remains by using CT scanners.
"Researchers in 50, 100 years time will be able to use that and zoom right in to explore what's going on, to a tenth of a millimetre ... we're really super pleased with it," said the Nicholson Museum senior curator, Jamie Fraser.
Using this technology, researchers were able to verify that the remains were mixed, which is unsurprising as Egyptian antiquity sellers used to supply mummies for coffin purchases if the customer requested it. But it's been verified that there are the ankles, feet, and toes of a single 30-year-old person.
The moral of the story is this: Stop putting off getting that storage out of your mother's basement.