Subcutaneous Packing in Royal Egyptian Mummies Dated From 18th to 20th Dynasties

  title={Subcutaneous Packing in Royal Egyptian Mummies Dated From 18th to 20th Dynasties},
  author={Sahar N. Saleem and Zahi Hawass},
  journal={Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography},
  • S. Saleem, Z. Hawass
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Objective It has been widely disseminated in the literature that subcutaneous packing, as part of mummification, was not usually done until the 21st dynasty. We aimed to study by computed tomography (CT) if subcutaneous packing was part of mummification of royal Egyptians dated to 18th to 20th dynasties. Materials and Methods We analyzed the 2- and 3-dimensional CT images of 13 royal mummies dated to circa 1550 to 1153 bc for presence of subcutaneous embalming materials. Among the studied… 

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