3-D reconstruction of an ancient Egyptian mummy using X-ray computer tomography.

  title={3-D reconstruction of an ancient Egyptian mummy using X-ray computer tomography.},
  author={Clive Baldock and Simon Hughes and Donna Whittaker and Joe Taylor and Rodney Davis and Andrew J. Spencer and K. A. Tonge and Ajit Sofat},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  volume={87 12},
Computer tomography has been used to image and reconstruct in 3-D an Egyptian mummy from the collection of the British Museum. This study of Tjentmutengebtiu, a priestess from the 22nd dynasty (945-715 BC) revealed invaluable information of a scientific, Egyptological and palaeopathological nature without mutilation and destruction of the painted cartonnage case or linen wrappings. Precise details on the removal of the brain through the nasal cavity and the viscera from the abdominal cavity… CONTINUE READING
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