Scientists say Barnum Museum mummy real
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – P.T. Barnum wasn’t fooling. The Egyptian mummy in his museum is for real. A pair of Quinnipiac University imaging experts, who specialize in mummies, confirmed Thursday that the mummy — Pa-Ib — was a real person. Barnum’s second wife had donated the mummy to the museum in 1892. The mummy is supposedly that of an Egyptian priest who lived more than 2,500 years ago.