SOM professor explores history of locally-owned mummies

Randall Thompson, M.D., professor of medicine and cardiologist at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, used a hospital CT scan to look at the history of a pair of locally-owned mummies.

The mummies are part of an exhibit that is on display at Kansas City’s Union Station.

Thompson said the remains appeared to be of someone who lived between 500 and 1,500 years ago in the highlands area of Peru.

The story was featured recently on Kansas City television station KCTV.