Animal Mummy poster presented at the 8th World Congress on Mummy Studies
Recently, Dr Ruhan Slabbert and Ms Liani Swanepoel of the South African Animal Mummy Project attended the 8th World Congress on Mummy Studies held 6-9 August at Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The congress brings together the world of natural and deliberate mummies – ancient Egyptian, Inca, bog bodies, etc. – and focuses on the scientific study of everything related to mummies and mummification.
The South African Animal Mummy project presented a poster at the congress entitled: Looking inside votive creatures: Computed Tomography (CT) scanning of ancient Egyptian mummified animals in a South African Museum showcasing the CT scanning results of the five animal mummies housed in the Egyptian collection of Iziko Museums of South Africa in Cape Town.
The other members of the project are Prof Sakkie Cornelius and Dr Anton du Plessis. For more information see the following links:
CT Scanner at Central Analytical Facility
Looking inside Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies/’n Kykie binne Antieke Egiptiese Dieremummies
Looking inside votive creatures: Computed Tomography (CT) scanning of ancient Egyptian mummified animals in Iziko Museums of South Africa: A preliminary report
The 8th World Congress on Mummy Studies, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Inside the congress auditorium
The Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The South African Animal Mummy Project poster
Dr Ruhan Slabbert
Ms Liani Swanepoel