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Project documentation: Ibis mummy CT imaging

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Abstract:
This project was the result of a collaboration between Egyptology researchers from the Joukowsky Institute at Brown University and medical imaging researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and seeks to utilize diagnostic imaging techniques to confirm the identity of an unprovenanced 2000-year-old ibis mummy found at an archaeological site in Egypt. This unique application of imaging technology to archaeology research was sought because removing the wrapping from the mummy by hand would have risked irreversible damage to the delicate artifact. The study was used to confirm the presence of a mummified ibis inside the wrappings. The imaging modality chosen for this project was computed tomography (CT) due to the availability of scanning devices and ability to quickly differentiate bone from other organic materials. 3D models of the CT volume for 3D printing (.stl files) were also generated as part of the project. Further information on scanning technique specifications and software packages used is included in the abstract and metadata. All imaging files are uploaded here in the DICOM format.

Citation

"Project documentation: Ibis mummy CT imaging" (2016). Ibis Mummy CT Imaging. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:708794/

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  • Ibis Mummy CT Imaging

    This project was the result of a collaboration between Egyptology researchers from the Joukowsky Institute at Brown University and medical imaging researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and seeks to utilize diagnostic imaging techniques to confirm the identity of an unprovenanced …

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