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Peruvian child's 500-year-old mummified remains are scanned by Ohio hospital staff

391978 07: A high-speed Cat Scan at the newly-opened Berenson Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center sits empty July 16, 2001 in Boston, Massachusetts. The department, which opens officially July 17, 2001, combines the most advanced medical, diagnostic, and communications technologies in the industry today. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

391978 07: A high-speed Cat Scan at the newly-opened Berenson Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center sits empty July 16, 2001 in Boston, Massachusetts. The department, which opens officially July 17, 2001, combines the most advanced medical, diagnostic, and communications technologies in the industry today. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Museum officials in Ohio hope medical scans will reveal more about the mummified remains of a child that may have lived over 500 years ago in Peru.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and hospital staff donated time and equipment to help in the collaborative effort with the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Museum officials hope 3D scans performed this week at the hospital will provide information including gender, age and cause of death. The mummy is part of "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" currently on display at the museum.

A museum official says the body wasn't intended to be mummified but it was found in an extraordinarily dry, high-altitude location.

The museum hopes to know results of the scan before the exhibit closes in April.

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