Lecture: "The mummified body wrapped in mud from Late New Kingdom Egypt" for the Rundle Foundation of Egyptian Archaeology

Sowada, K. (Speaker), Power, R. (Speaker), Alice McClymont (Speaker), Jacinta Carruthers (Speaker)

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Description

Recent publication in the scientific journal PLOS ONE revealed a genuinely new discovery in Egyptian mummification - an individual wrapped in a brown clay or mud shell located within the linen textile wrappings. The discovery was first made during CT scans conducted in the late 1990s, but was not fully studied until re-scanning in 2017 using improved technology at Macquarie Medical Imaging. Join members of the research team for a live presentation of this remarkable find, and learn about the various scientific techniques that were used to unravel the story of a woman from late New Kingdom Egypt, now housed in the Chau Chak Wing Museum at The University of Sydney.To see the published paper, cut & paste the link into your browser https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0245247
Period17 Mar 2021
Event titleLecture: "The mummified body wrapped in mud from Late New Kingdom Egypt"
Event typeSeminar
LocationSydney, Australia
Degree of RecognitionLocal