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Further thoughts on Tutankhamun’s death and embalming
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A recent paper by Ben Harer in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology on the condition of the mummy of Tutankhamun is a most welcome addition to our understanding of the possible circumstances surrounding his death and embalming. However, Harer’s use of the Computerised Tomography (CT) images produced in 2005 under the direction of Professor Zahi Hawass bear some interesting comparisons with the conventional flat-plate photographic film x-ray images taken by the late Professor R.G. Harrison in 1968. This article brings the 1968 x-rays back into the discussion, demonstrating how some of the observable features contribute to the CT interpretations. In particular, features such as manner of brain removal, condition of thorax, and condition of pelvis are scrutinised.

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