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Title: Schepeneses mumifizierte Organe
Authors : Siegmann, Konstantin
Scherrer, Christof
Sterchi, Robert
Siegmann, Renate
Published in : Göttinger Miszellen : Beitr. zur ägyptologischen Diskussion
Volume(Issue) : 2014
Issue : 240
Pages : 37
Pages to: 51
Editors of the parent work: Sternberg-El Hotabi, Heike
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Ägyptologisches Seminar der Universität Göttingen
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Göttingen
Issue Date: 2014
License (according to publishing contract) : Not specified
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : German
Subject (DDC) : 540: Chemistry
Abstract: Four mysterious packages were found on the abdomen and legs of the mummy of Schepenese when she was unwrapped in 1993. Here we show by chemical analysis that at least one of them contains human tissue, presumably the intestines, sodium chloride, bitumen ans sand. The composition of a sample is to 85% of organic origin (about 71% human tissue and 14% bitumen), about 9% is common salt and 6% is desert sand. It is concluded that Schepenese's viscera were preserved with common salt and bitumen. Trace analysis displays enhanced values of molybdenum. The occurrence of this metal is linked to bitumen used for mummification.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Materials and Process Engineering (IMPE)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-3787
ISSN: 0344-385X
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