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The Controversial Afterlife Of King Tut, Smithsonian Mag

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: The Controversial Afterlife Of King Tut, Smithsonian Mag Reply with quote

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/controversial-afterlife-king-tut-180953400/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=11202014&utm_content=historykingtut
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of more interest than the actual article, I think, is a comment below the article made one month ago by Salima Ikram, and I quote

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With regard to the Tutankhamun story, I would like to
report, with great pleasure, that Dr. Zahi Hawass, together with Dr. Sahar
Selim, is about to publish a book on his work on the royal mummies, including
the CT-scans. This material will surely change our understanding of these
mummies, in terms of their mummification technology, health, and life
histories. This is a great boon to Egyptologists as well as other scientists
and anyone interested in ancient Egyptian history. At the time of my interview,
I did not know the details of this publication, and I am delighted that the
academic community, and others, will now have access to this important data.

Sincerely,

Salima Ikram
Professor of Egyptology

American University in Cairo


I wonder if they will also release more DNA information, though I don't hold my breath about that happening...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That will be great, especially if it includes more information on the 19th and 20th Dynasty royal mummies.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect this new book will be primarily, or completely, about the late 18th Dynasty mummies already scanned or at least DNA tested. No matter how interesting it would be, but 20th Dynasty mummies, or any 19th Dynasty mummies except Ramesses II, just aren't anywere near as commercialy attractive as 18th Dynasty and Amarna related in particular. Anything to do with Tutankhamun is gold, or am I being too cynical Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zahi Hawass / Sahar Saleem : Scanning the Pharaohs - Ct Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies. - Cairo : AUC Press, 2015. - ISBN : 978-9774166730. - 352 p.

Expected for June 2015, US$ 52,88. Content :

Chronology

Introduction

01 Radiographic Imaging of Royal Egyptian Mummies: Previous and Current Studies

02 The Story of the Royal Caches

03 The Discovery of the Mummy of Queen Hatshepsut, and Examination of the Mummies of Her Family

04 CT Examination of Selected Mid- to Late Eighteenth Dynasty Mummies

05 The CT-scan of the Mummy of Tutankhamun: New Evidence on the Life and Death of the King

06 The Two Fetuses Found in the Tomb of Tutankhamun

07 Investigations into King Tutankhamun's Family

08 The Search for the Mummy of Queen Nefertiti

09 The Nineteenth Dynasty

10 Dynasty Twenty: Ramesses III, Pentawere, and the Harem Conspiracy

11 CT Findings on the Mummification Process of Royal Ancient Egyptians, Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Dynasties

12 Amulets, Funerary Figures, and Other Objects Found on the Mummies

13 Faces of the Royal Mummies

Appendix: List of the Royal Mummies in the Cairo Museum

Glossary

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"The royal mummies in the Cairo Museum are an important source of information about the lives of the ancient Egyptians. The remains of these pharaohs and queens can inform us about their age at death and medical conditions from which they may have suffered, as well as the mummification process and objects placed within the wrappings. Using the latest technology, including Multi-Detector Computed Tomography and DNA analysis, co-authors Zahi Hawass and Sahar Saleem present the results of the examination of royal mummies of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties. New imaging techniques not only reveal a wealth of information about each mummy, but render amazingly lifelike and detailed images of the remains. In addition, utilizing 3D images, the anatomy of each face has been discerned for a more accurate interpretation of a mummy's facial features. This latest research has uncovered some surprising results about the genealogy of, and familial relationships between, these ancient individuals, as well as some unexpected medical finds. Historical information is provided to place the royal mummies in context, and the book with its many illustrations will appeal to Egyptologists, paleopathologists, and non-specialists alike, as the authors seek to uncover the secrets of these most fascinating members of the New Kingdom royal families."

Greetings, Lutz.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou, definitely one for the collection, I hope it's detailed enough or that following publication some specific articles are made available to provide greater depth.
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