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ED. BY KRZYSZTOF BABRAJ, HANNA SZYMANSKA - Mummy. Results of Interdisciplinary Examination of the Egyptian Mummy of Aset-Iri-Khet-Es from the Archaeological Museum in Cracow

Cracow, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. 2001, 1st Edition. Soft cover, 19x26 cm. Book, ISBN: 83-987345-5-3 Description: softcover, 240 pages (19x26 cm), photographs, drawings Condition: very good Weight: 505g. Krzysztof Babraj, Hanna Szymanska Introduction Krzysztof Babraj The ethics of research on mummified human remains Hanna Szymanska Tadeusz Smolenski. Excavations at el-Gamhud Andrzej Niwinski Coffin, cartonnage and mummy of Aset-iri-khet-es in the light of Egyptological research Katarzyna Tempczyk The mummy's wrappings Andrzej Urbanik Comprehensive radiological examination Maria Kaczmarek Reconstruction of lifelike appearance Matgorzata Klys, Teresa Lech, Janina Zieba-Palus, Jozefa Biafka A chemical and physicochemical investigations Matgorzata Klys, Barbara Opolska-Bogusz, Barbara Prochnicka Aserological and histological study Agnieszka Sutkowska Molecular analysis of ancient DNA isolated from mummy's tissues Tomasz Grzybowski, Jakub Czarny, Marcin Wozniak, Danuta Miscicka-Sliwka Sequencing of mtDNA region V from a 2.300 years old Egyptian mummy Maria Litynska-Zajac Macroscopic plant remains from the sarcophagus Birgit Gerisch Archaoentomologische Untersuchungen an Mumien, Grabbeigaben und Grabern des alten Agypten unter besonderer Berucksichtigung der Mumie Aset-iri-khet-es Marian Paciorek Conservation of a wooden painted coffin from Ancient Egypt in the collection of the Archaeological Museum in Cracow Barbara Aleksiejew-Wantuch Conservation of a cartonnage piece of the mummy of Aset-iri-khet-es Joanna Trabska, Barbara Trybalska Aset-iri-khet-es' mummy mask: pigments, their preparation and corrosion phenomena. Gomaa Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel-Maksoud Conservation of Egyptian mummies. Part I: Experimental study on the Ancient Egyptian technique of mummification Gomaa Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel-Maksoud Conservation of Egyptian mummies. Part II: Survey study for the highest occurrence of microorganisms on Egyptian mummies List of authors The present volume contains a collection of articles written by specialists from various fields involved in research conducted on the mummy of a priestess of Isis named Aset-iri-khet-es,1 who lived in Egypt during the Ptolemaic period (late 4th - 1st centuries B.C.). In 1994, at the initiative of employees of the Division of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Archaeological Museum in Cracow, interdisciplinary studies were commenced on this mummy, which comes from the Ptolemaic necropolis at el-Gamhud, where excavations were performed in 1907 by Tadeusz Smolensk! (cf. H. Szymanska). The very poor state of preservation of this mummy, which had been plundered in antiquity, and the necessity to empty the sarcophagus prior to conservation, led to the decision to conduct the research described in the present volume. The result constitutes an important contribution to our knowledge of mummification methods in Ancient Egypt, as yet not fully understood, and of various factors associated with burials in the declining years of Egyptian civilization. Very Good/No Jacket.
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