ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2021 (Vols. 1-59)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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'Picchi D, LECCISO E, GALASSI F M, GOLFIERI R, 2022: MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF THE MUMMY OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DIGNITARY USAI (7TH CENTURY BC). Anthropologie (Brno) 60, 1: 141-148'.
 
Abstract
In this article we describe the multidisciplinary study of the mummy of the ancient Egyptian dignitary Usai, exhibited in the Egyptian Gallery of the Museo Civico Archeologico of the city of Bologna (Northern Italy). The mummy was subjected to CT scan analysis and the acquired images were examined in the light of contemporary medical knowledge and palaeopathological rationale. The results indicate that the mummy belonged to a male individual, with average age at death of 50 years, who suffered from a series of age-related conditions, none of which appears to have proved fatal for him. The embalming technique follows in the footsteps of previous data on evisceration but highlights a rarer form of incomplete excerebration through the orbits.
 
Keywords
Mummy – Radiology - CT scan – Imaging – Palaeopathological – Ancient Egypt – Skeletal diseases
 
DOI
https://doi.org/10.26720/anthro.21.06.11.1
 
 
 
 

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