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CT Scan of Nesmin from Akhmim: New Data on the Belgrade Mummy
An anthropoid wooden coffin with human mummy was purchased in Luxor in February 1888 by the Serbian mécène and world traveler Pavle Riđički (1805‒1893). Due to historical, political and cultural circumstances the first studies of the mummy did not start until May 1993. The ancient ‘patient’ ‒ Nesmin...
Excavating the Future
Well-known in science fiction for tomb-raiding and mummy-wrangling, the archaeologist has been a rich source for imagining ‘strange new worlds’ from ‘strange old worlds.’ But more than a well-spring for SF scenarios, the genre’s archaeological imaginary invites us to consider the ideological implica...
When a Book of the Dead Text does not match Archaeology. The case of the protective Magical Bricks (BD 151)
International audience The rite of magical bricks is intended to protect the mummy and the tomb. It offers the possibility to compare textual instructions (manuscripts of the Book of the Dead) and archaeological application of a funerary practice. The presentation of this funerary rite shows how and...
The Morts’ Book and the drafting of scribes-copists: the case of papyrus Louvre E 11078
The ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead is a collection of magic-religious formulas, whose aim was to aid the deceased on his way to a happy life in the hereafter. Beginning mainly in the New Empire, this funerary composition is attested to on the shrouds, coffins, papyri, the walls of the tombs, fune...
The mummies of the archaeology museum of Palmyra
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German prayer book in Richmond
http://www.thecollegianur.com/article/2015/11/the-calvin-rare-book-room "At about the same time he donated the university's mummy, Ti Ameny Net, to the Department of Classical Studies in 1876, Richmond College professor Jabez Curry also donated a small German manuscript to the Rare Book Room, which...
Research into biocompatible media for organic materials, intended for the preventive conservation of the bioarchaeological heritage
[EN] Guanche mummies are an exceptional part of the Spanish Heritage. They are an essential source of information that opens the way for new research projects necessary to know about different social and economic areas, and also for anthropological studies of mummies that allow us to know about the...
An assessment of multimodal imaging of subsurface text in mummy cartonnage using surrogate papyrus phantoms
Abstract Ancient Egyptian mummies were often covered with an outer casing, panels and masks made from cartonnage: a lightweight material made from linen, plaster, and recycled papyrus held together with adhesive. Egyptologists, papyrologists, and historians aim to recover and read extant text on the...
Blood groups in mumified remains of a prehispanic population: ‘The Pirguas’ (Salta, Argentina)
RESUMEN: Entre los años 1969 y 1971, se realizaron excavaciones sistemáticas en los sitios arqueológicos de la serranía de Las Pirguas (Depto. de Guachipas, Pcia. de Salta, Argentina), a cargo del Dr. Alberto Rex González y la División Arqueología del Museo de La Plata. Del casi centenar de cavernas...
Embodying the Divine: A Tattooed Female Mummy from Deir el-Medina
During the 2014 Ifao mission at Deir el-Medina, we identified the torso of a female mummy that was heavily tattooed along the arms, shoulders, neck, and back. This article presents this tattooed mummy by first contextualizing the discovery within broader research on tattooing in ancient Egypt. We th...
The Statuary of Thutmose III. Interpretation of a royal portraiture in its historical context
Publication of a doctoral thesis that aimed at defining the significance of the statuary of Thutmosis / Thutmose III, 5th pharaoh of the Ancient Egyptian 18th Dynasty (ca 1478-1425 BC). Given the importance of the corpus (162 items) and the different aspects of the meaning and function of royal stat...
The authenticity of the mummy attributed to Thutmose III (CG 61068)
CFP: Visions of Egypt (Hull, 6-7 Sep 13)
CFP: Visions of Egypt (Hull, 6-7 Sep 13) University of Hull, UK, September 6 - 07, 2013 Deadline: Jun 20, 2013 Visions of Egypt Literature and Culture from the Nineteenth Century to the Present In Bram Stoker's The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903) an Egyptologist, after relating his part in the appropria...
Insights into a Mummy: A Paleoradiological Analysis
The aim of the study was to analyze possible human skeletal remains within the wrappings of a mummy from the Archaeological Museum, Zagreb, Croatia through the use of the multidetector CT (MDCT) technology. Plain X-ray films and MDCT images of the mummy were taken in both frontal and lateral views....
Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen in the Valley of The Kings, near Thebes, Egypt
Black and white stereograph slide, T238 from Tour of the World series, vol 5 and 6. Text on the back of the card reads: "Before us, in the wild and desolate valley of Biban-el-Muluk, lies the tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen, the uncovering of which proved to be one of the greatest archaeological discoveries o...
Un fragment de Papyrus en attente : P. Lille 133A note on P. Lille 133 (unpublished).Hèrôdès d’EdfouSome remarks on three metrical epitaphs written by Hèrodès.Quelques formulaires d’expédition de momiesA note on the meaning of formulas such as eis Panopolin, apo Bompaè. vel sim., on mummy-tags.La dé...
From refractory to recruitment?
The mummies of three men, each missing their left thumb, were discovered in the West cemetery at El-Deir (Kharga oasis). From the archaeologists’ point of view, the sole interpretation possible is self-mutilation. We now know that young men who wanted to escape from being enlisted in the Roman army...
A digital introspection of a mummy cat
International audience In the last decade, made more accessible by the trivialization of new medical imaging technologies, research on the study of animal mummies of Ancient Egypt is becoming more and more important, leading to a better understanding of the History and Culture of this civilization....
Die in Isiac? Reflections on the mask portraits of Roman Egypt
Post-mortem modern imaging with and without contrast agent : diverse archaelogical and forensic applications
Post-mortem Computed Tomography Angiography (PMCTA) is a growing technique. Our work consisted in the application of the protocols of PMCTA on several types of populations. First, we gained experience regarding deaths in a context of great height falls. Then, we had the chance to work a rare collect...
The Return of the Victorian Mummy: Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy (2017), A Modern Orientalist Tale
As part of the Dark Universe reboot of Universal Monsters, Alex Kurtzman’s movie, The Mummy (2017) was meant to give new life to the Victorian monsters that fascinated Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. As it happened, the film also gave new life to the ideological dynamics of Victorian and Edwardian...
Archaeological traces of tombs
International audience The techniques of modern excavations highlight not only the artifacts but also traces of desecretion. Despite of security systems, thieves often demonstrated venturesomeness and professional skill to access the funeral treasure. Thus some « crime scenes » remained frozen for m...
"The Devolpment Stages of Royal Tomb Structure in Ancient Egypt (From the old kingdom to the era of Tuthmosis I in the new kingdom)"
Ancient Egypt is known for its to restore life and give immortality to the dead owner. Tomb in ancient Egypt was one of the most influential civilizations and designed to reflecte their religious function. Tomb was sacred for controlling the chaotic, evil forces in the universe that sought to underm...
D6-1 — The entomological study
Remains of Coleoptera Dermestidae were taken from the mummy : exuviae and hairs of Anthrenus larvae in the chest and an adult of Dermestes frischii in the resin. No visible damage was detected.
Identity Restored: Nesmin's Forensic Facial Reconstruction in Context
A wide range of archaeological human remains stay, for the most part, anonymous and are consequently treated as objects of analysis; not as dead people. With the growing availability of medical imaging and rapidly developing computer technology, 3D digital facial reconstruction, as a noninvasive for...