VIDEO: 3D Printers Help Museums Give Mummies New Life

3D printers are offering a new perspective on Egyptian mummies. The technology can reveal the contents of ancient coffins to 21st century researchers by creating exact replicas of what's inside.

Jorge Lopes, 3D image scientist at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio says,  "you can do a 3D print of the skeleton, the mummy within the casket without having to handle the original object."