The “Mummy of Erba”: A study proposal for the analysis of a mummified Egyptian specimen

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Roberta Fusco
Omar Larentis
Barbara Cermesoni
Annamaria Ravagnan
Chiara Tesi

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The so-called “Mummy of Erba” is an Egyptian specimen housed in the Civic Museum of Erba, consisting of three embalmed parts, a head, a left hand and a foot. As intact contexts, mummies allow to conduct comprehensive studies on all the preserved tissues, offering the possibility to analyze them through the non-invasive Radiodiagnostic methods, without proceeding to the unwrapping. The study we present is a proposal to analyze the mummy with a multidisciplinary approach, in order to acquire anthropological, paleopathological, archaeometric and archaeological data on this preserved specimen. Finally, this contribution is aimed at exposing all the provided methodologies with a view to conducting a complete analysis of the sample.

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