Ancient Egyptians in Lithuania: A scientific study of the Egyptian mummies at the National Museum of Lithuania and the MK ─îiurlionis National Museum of Art

  • Dario Piombino-Mascali Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius
  • Lidija M. McKnight KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, University of Manchester, Manchester
  • Rimantas Jankauskas Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius
Keywords: mummies, CT, Egyptology, Lithuania

Abstract

Since 2011, ancient Egyptian mummified human remains from collections in Lithuania have been subjected to scientific analysis in an attempt to assess the lives and deaths of the individuals, and how their bodies were treated after death in order to achieve bodily preservation. In total, six mummies were studied using computed tomography to obtain the maximum amount of useful data in a non-invasive manner. This paper outlines the aims of the research, what has been done to date and the plans for future work on this corpus of material.
Published
2014-07-01
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Articles