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Appearance and reality in ancient Egyptian votive animal mummies

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posted on 04.10.2018, 13:49 by Lidija M. McKnight, Richard BibbRichard Bibb, Roberta Mazza, Andrew Chamberlain
The application of non-invasive imaging techniques to wrapped mummified remains from ancient Egypt is wellattested, with mummified animals produced as votive offerings being no exception. In order to fully investigate their production and purpose, imaging data alone is insufficient, mainly due to the wide range of species mummified and the variations witnessed in bundle contents. This research note describes a large multi-disciplinary research project combining traditional macroscopic and radiographic analysis with 3D visualisation and replication techniques to allow for improved identification of bundle contents. Once bundle contents are established enabling validation of mummy types (true or pseudo) against perceived identifications as detailed in museum records, quantitative analysis will identify patterns in the dataset.

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The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the AHRC through grant number AH/P005047/1.

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Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections

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MCKNIGHT, L.M. ... et al, 2018. Appearance and reality in ancient Egyptian votive animal mummies. Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, 20, pp.52-57.

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University of Arizona

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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21/08/2018

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2018

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This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections and the definitive published version is available at https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/jaei/article/view/23129

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1944-2815

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