Monday, September 26, 2016

She was brought to life in a hospital scan, 5000 years after dying in ancient Egypt.....

The radiation scan - at a dose lethal for the living - blasted through her linen windings. It was like a penetration of sunlight warming the bones after the ache of the desert night.

The CT machine hummed. A spinning cylinder curved around the mummy’s head like a night sky arching over Egypt.

The sand-dry cells of the body, spread out in an undulating landscape on the CT tray, stirred in a sudden breath.
Life! Resurgent life! It eddied, thickened, mounted in force, blowing, gusting, then blasting through the mummy like a desert sand storm...