Radiocarbon dating the Nicholson mummies

Vladimir Levchenko, James Fraser, Geraldine Jacobsen, Karin Sowada

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This paper discusses the dating of mummified human remains from Egypt in the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney. The paper re-assesses radiocarbon dates published in the journal Radiocarbon 2011 and PLOS ONE 2021, in addition to new dates obtained from a recent study of the body in the 26th Dynasty coffin of Mer-neith-ites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpeak my name
Subtitle of host publicationinvestigating Egyptian mummies
EditorsJames Fraser, Conni Lord, John Magnussen
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
PublisherSydney University Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781743328477, 9781743328484
ISBN (Print)9781743328460
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Egypt
  • mummy
  • mummification
  • radiocarbon dating
  • Museum collections


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