An examination of an ancient Egyptian mummy, in the Warsaw Polish Museum, revealed the first case of the corpse of the priestess, "Horus Djehotti, mummified, pregnant, to be identified in the world."
"We were close to completing the project ... and when my husband Stanislaw - an Egyptologist - looked at the x-ray of the woman's uterus, he found a small foot," said archaeologist Marzina Ozarik-Zikli of the University of Warsaw.
The report stated that the mummy underwent a series of CT scans, X-rays, and 3D imaging, which enabled the fetus to be examined accurately, as the tests proved that the woman was at the 26th or 28th week of pregnancy.
Researchers have not yet determined the sex of the fetus, according to the "First News" report.
"For unknown reasons, the embryo was not removed from the abdomen of the deceased during the mummification process. That is why this mummy is really special," said archaeologist at the Institute for the Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wojciech Egzmond.
Researchers have not been able to this moment, to know the cause of death of the priestess yet, but scholars are likely that the priestess died between the age of twenty to thirty years of age.