Members of the Centerport Fire Department, coordinated by Chief Peter Gunther, recently assisted the Vanderbilt Museum with the transport of a 3000 year-old Egyptian mummy by ambulance to Huntington Hospital.
The mummy, acquired by William K. Vanderbilt II in 1931, has spent the past 63 years in the Vanderbilt Marine museum. As part of a project to preserve and study the mummy, an investigation is being carried out under the direction of a noted Egyptologist, Dr.Bob Brier of Long Island University's C.W. Post campus. At the hospital the mummy underwent a series of X-rays and a CAT scan in a search for answers to the many mysteries that still surround Egyptian mummies.