Properly sealed Egyptian mum layers ‘shaved’ for the first time with scanning technology

For the first time, the body of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep I was completely encapsulated in “unprecedented detail” with modern testing technology.

Researchers have been able to obtain detailed information on the “shave” of the face mask and bandage, as well as its appearance and buried jewelry.

He said it was a “unique opportunity” to study how he first got sick and also “how he was treated and buried twice centuries after his death”.

The layers were ‘stripped’ by the body of the digital wrap

He refused to disclose the ancient regime because of the colorful stones and wreaths.

The study was conducted using three-dimensional computer landscape scanning technology.

Egyptian researchers know that the scroll was opened once in the 11th century BC – four centuries after the first museum and its burial.

The scholars, however, believed that the resurrected priests had repaired the damage done by the robbers and later used the royal tombs for the later pharaohs.

“We can study this well-protected pharaoh in an unprecedented way,” said Dr. Sahar Salem, a radiologist at Egypt’s Mumi Project.

A special opportunity

Dr. Sahar Salem, Professor of Radiology and Radiology at the University of Cairo Medical School Egyptian Mumi’s project and the original author of the study – published in Frontiers in Medicine – say that their findings disprove those theories.

“My Amanhotep Mom gave us a unique opportunity to be open in our day,” she said. Not only did we first learn how he was killed and buried, but also how he was treated and buried twice later. Death, by Amon the high priest.

“By digging Mumi digitally and ‘tearing apart’ imaginary surfaces – the face mask, the bandage and the mum itself – we can study this well-protected Pharaoh in an unprecedented way.”

“At the time of Amenhotep’s death, he was approximately 35 years old. He was about 169 cm tall, circumcised and had fine teeth.

“He wore 30 beads and a special gold chain with gold beads on the package.

“Amenhotep I physically resembled his father. He had a narrow chin, a narrow nose, curly hair and slightly protruding upper teeth.”

Gold bead strap with amnhotep 1 horn
Gold Bead strap with Amenhotep 1 horn claw revealed by scanning technology

It was first discovered in 1881

Aminhotep, whose name means “Satisfied Amun” – the ancient Egyptian god of air, referring to Amun – ruled from 1525 to 1504 BC, and was first discovered in 1881 in the archaeological site of Der al-Bahari in southern Egypt.

Amenhotep took control of what was described as a golden age in the history of civilization and who worshiped as a god after his death with his mother Ahmoses-Nefertari.

Amanhotep was first discovered in 1881 at an archaeological site in southern Egypt.
Amanhotep was first discovered in 1881 at an archaeological site in southern Egypt.

He was the second pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, after his father Ahmoses, who drove the invading Hixos.

Dr. Salem said: “We have not been able to find any injuries or injuries caused by illness to explain the cause of death; With the exception of many people with disabilities after the death, perhaps after the first funeral, there may have been grave robbers.

“His limbs were removed by the first mummies, but his mind or heart was not removed.”

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