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

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

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Article number7
Pages115-122
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Mummification
Ptolemaic Period
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Keywords

  • Egypt
  • Egyptian mummies
  • Ptolemaic Period
  • Radiocarbon dating

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Sowada, Karin N. ; Jacobsen, Geraldine ; Bertuch, Fiona ; Jenkinson, Andrew. / The Date of a mummified head in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney. In: Bulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology. 2010 ; Vol. 21. pp. 115-122.
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The Date of a mummified head in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney. / Sowada, Karin N.; Jacobsen, Geraldine; Bertuch, Fiona; Jenkinson, Andrew.

In: Bulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology, Vol. 21, 7, 2010, p. 115-122.

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