Modern technology and the Manchester Mummies

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Abstract

Mummified human remains are synonymous with ancient Egypt and with Manchester Egyptology; their extraordinary preservation delivered through a fortuitous combination of environmental factors, coupled with the cultural attitudes and religious beliefs of the ancient inhabitants of the Nile Valley. Today, owing to the rapidly evolving capabilities of modern science, their remains provide an unparalleled body of evidence through which to investigate life and death in the past.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGolden Mummies of Egypt. Interpreting Identities from the Graeco-Roman Period
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherManchester Museum
Chapter8
Pages196-209
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Graeco-Roman Egypt
  • Mummification
  • CT-scan
  • CT imaging
  • Palaeopathology
  • Ancient Egyptian Mummies

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