It was a real privilege to film this piece for the British Museum and BMI Shirley Oak Hospital. The two joined forces to help unlock the secrets of six ancient mummies ranging from 800 to over 2,000 years old.

The mummies, part of The British Museum’s permanent collection, underwent CT scans to help peel back their bandages and reveal the secrets of their lives, including their diets, how they lived, worked and ultimately, died.