Face of Belfast mummy is revealed
They found themselves travelling to Cairo as they searched for the story of a famous Belfast immigrant, Takabuti, the Ulster Museum mummy.
When the museum closed in 2006 for refurbishment, experts used the opportunity to find out more about her history.
Takabuti was first brought to Belfast from Egypt by boat in 1834 by a wealthy young Holywood man named Thomas Greg.
He bought the mummified remains at a 'mummy market' in Thebes (now Luxor) and on his return home he donated the mummy to the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society.
Takabuti then went to the Ulster Museum where she lay for 150 years.
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