The Date of a mummified head in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney

Karin N. Sowada, Geraldine Jacobsen, Fiona Bertuch, Andrew Jenkinson

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A mummified head of a man in the Nicholson Museum was donated to the University of Sydney in 1860. The head was radiocarbon dated at the AMS facility at ANSTO in Sydney. A date of 204-49 cal. BC was obtained, placing the head in the late Ptolemaic Period. The date provides a solid basis for further research into mummification practices of the period.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Egypt
  • Egyptian mummies
  • Ptolemaic Period
  • Radiocarbon dating

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