Rarely are they able to detect if there is a cleft of the palate.

According to The Cleft Palate Foundation, clefts of the lip and palate are the fourth most common birth defect, affecting 1 out of every 600 newborns in the US.

Inside, they were surprised to find objects dating to the Victorian era or later, including a necklace and buttons.

They don’t know why the objects might have been stored inside the horn, and plan to conduct further research to determine its purpose.

Though experts previously believed Ta-Kush was around 14 years old when she died, the CT scan revealed evidence of well-worn teeth, cavities, enamel loss and fully erupted wisdom teeth, suggesting she was at least in her mid-20s, and possibly much older.

The scan also showed Ta-Kush suffered a wedge fracture in one of her vertebrae; this type of injury is often seen in patients who suffer a downward impact, including a fall or landing upright.

Meanwhile, research continues into the mummy’s origins: So far, archaeologists have been able to narrow it down to the area around the ancient city of Thebes, the ruins of which now lie in the Egyptian city of Luxor.

The KIMS Hospital experts also scanned an ancient Egyptian ram’s horn that was plugged with mummy linen.

In the latest in a series of striking discoveries made by medical experts analyzing the ancient artifacts housed at the Maidstone Museum in Kent, England, a tiny sarcophagus long identified as a “mummified hawk” turned out to be the remains of a human fetus.

After performing a CT scan of the ancient mummy, which is thought to be as many as 2,300 years old, experts at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery concluded that the baby miscarried when the mother was around 20 weeks pregnant.

Another Maidstone mummy, a visitor favorite at the museum known as Ta-Kush, also recently underwent a CT scan at KIMS, with similarly remarkable results.