An Autopsy of Three Egyptian Mummies
- Code A7
- DVD Video - Duration: 30 minutes
- Filmed at the Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney
- Produced by Astarte Resources © 1998
- Suitable for ages 12+
A priest from Thebes, a temple cult-singer and a twelve year old girl, all ancient Egyptians who died over two thousand years ago, recently became the focus of a fascinating study.
In a long overdue autopsy, these mummies were placed under the scrutiny of modern science to uncover information about their lifestyles - and what may have killed them.
Archaeologists, surgeons and scientists worked together to gain valuable knowledge about these ancient individuals - without damaging them in any way. A delicate task accomplished by the use of X-rays, CAT scans and keyhole endoscopic surgery.
The video follows the progress of this examination at the Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney and includes unique footage taken from the inside of an unwrapped mummy. With explanations of the process of mummification, this video will be of use to all classes studying Ancient Egypt, along with those concentrating on Science & Archaeology and Ethics & Archaeology.
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