Untargeted metabolomics-like screening approach for chemical characterization and differentiation of canopic jar and mummy samples from Ancient Egypt using GC-high resolution MS.

@article{Brockbals2018UntargetedMS,
  title={Untargeted metabolomics-like screening approach for chemical characterization and differentiation of canopic jar and mummy samples from Ancient Egypt using GC-high resolution MS.},
  author={Lana Brockbals and Michael E. Habicht and I. Hajdas and Francesco Maria Galassi and Frank J. R{\"u}hli and Thomas Kraemer},
  journal={The Analyst},
  year={2018},
  volume={143 18},
  pages={
          4503-4512
        }
}
In Ancient Egypt it was common practice to embalm corpses and specific internal organs to ensure eternal life. The exact nature of the employed embalming fluids, particularly for organ preservation within the canopic jars, is debated. Therefore, the aim of the current study, was to chemically characterize and differentiate canopic jars (n = 28) and mummies (n = 6) using gas chromatography - high resolution mass spectrometry (GC-HR MS) with a new untargeted metabolomics-like screening approach… 

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