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Published June 07, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mummy Research

Egyptologist Mimi Leveque begins to remove salt deposits from the face of a 2,500 year-old mummy at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, in this Jan. 6, 2003 file photo. An expert trained in restoring ancient artifacts will remove the mummy from his coffin Friday June 7, 2013 and use cotton swabs to clear salt deposits from his face. The salt is a byproduct of the mummification process. His coffin will also be repaired and stabilized. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
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