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Insights into a Mummy: A Paleoradiological Analysis

Mislav Čavka
Ivor Janković
Petra Rajić Šikanjić
Nino Tičinović
Stipe Radoš
Gordana Ivanac
Boris Brkljačić

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (459 KB) str. 797-802 preuzimanja: 330* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Čavka, M., Janković, I., Rajić Šikanjić, P., Tičinović, N., Radoš, S., Ivanac, G. i Brkljačić, B. (2010). Insights into a Mummy: A Paleoradiological Analysis. Collegium antropologicum, 34 (3), 797-802. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Čavka, Mislav, et al. "Insights into a Mummy: A Paleoradiological Analysis." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 34, br. 3, 2010, str. 797-802. Citirano 25.10.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Čavka, Mislav, Ivor Janković, Petra Rajić Šikanjić, Nino Tičinović, Stipe Radoš, Gordana Ivanac i Boris Brkljačić. "Insights into a Mummy: A Paleoradiological Analysis." Collegium antropologicum 34, br. 3 (2010): 797-802.
Čavka, M., et al. (2010). 'Insights into a Mummy: A Paleoradiological Analysis', Collegium antropologicum, 34(3), str. 797-802. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 25.10.2020.)
Čavka M, Janković I, Rajić Šikanjić P, Tičinović N, Radoš S, Ivanac G i sur. Insights into a Mummy: A Paleoradiological Analysis. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2010 [pristupljeno 25.10.2020.];34(3):797-802. Dostupno na:
M. Čavka, et al., "Insights into a Mummy: A Paleoradiological Analysis", Collegium antropologicum, vol.34, br. 3, str. 797-802, 2010. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 25.10.2020.]

The aim of the study was to analyze possible human skeletal remains within the wrappings of a mummy from the Archaeological Museum, Zagreb, Croatia through the use of the multidetector CT (MDCT) technology. Plain X-ray films and MDCT images of the mummy were taken in both frontal and lateral views. In a single volumetric acquisition of the whole body by MDCT, 0.75 mm axial slices were obtained and combined with sagittal and coronal reformatting and three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction. Sex and age was assessed visually using standard anthropological methods. The results suggest that the mummy was of an adult female, most likely over 40 years of age at death. Pathologies observed included degenerative changes on the vertebral column and healed fractures of the lower right arm. Damage of the ethmoid bone at the roof of the nasal cavity was most likely caused by mortuary brain removal practice. Remnants of a resin and an unusual object were found inside the cranial cavity. An elongated metal object and additional three metal »belts« can be seen on the lower portion of the body. All internal organs were removed and thoracic and abdominal cavities were filled with various substances, most likely mud and pieces of linen cloth.
Our results show that the MDCT is a very useful technique for assessing the human remains in archeological samples, especially in comparison to the use of plain film (X-ray), where important details are obscured and 3D imaging impossible.

Ključne riječi
paleoradiology; mummies; paleopathology; CT

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