X-Ray & CT Scanning of 22nd & 25th Dynasty Egyptian Mummies from Thebes

The project undertakes the scientific non-invasive examination, macroscopically, by x-ray, and by CT scanning, of two male and two female intact mummies (and the internal organs in canopic jars of three of them) of definitely identified elite persons from ancient Thebes. Project Director: Cynthia May Sheikholeslami

The project undertakes the scientific non-invasive examination, macroscopically, by x-ray, and by CT scanning, of two male and two female intact mummies (and the internal organs in canopic jars of three of them) of definitely identified elite persons from ancient Thebes. The mummies are securely dated in the 22nd and 25th Dynasties (ca. 800-700 BC), providing important diachronic range, and will be placed in their cultural context through the study of the burial equipment and the excavation site. Training about the methodologies used for non-invasive scientific study of mummies will be provided for the staffs of the museums involved, recommendations will be made for conservation measures and proper museum storage and display for the ensembles, and the results will be published in volumes devoted to the history of the Temple of Hatshepsut at Thebes during the 22nd to 25th Dynasties.

Project Details


Location: Luxor, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Polish-Egyptian Mission to the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $14,846 Commencement Date: 10/2013 Project Status: Completed
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