Mummified human remains from Ancient Egypt and Nubia: an overview and new insights from the British Museum collectionAn overview of the mummified human remains from Ancient Egypt and Nubia in the British Museum collection as well as a summary of new insights.
Vandenbeusch, Marie ; Antoine, Daniel
BookCatalogue accompanying the exhibition Exploring the ancient lives at the Queensland Museum, Australia, held from 16 March 2018 to 26 August 2018. Featuring more than 200 artefacts from the world famous Egyptian collections of the British Museum, the exhibition and book provided an insight into the life and death of...
Antoine, Daniel ; Vandenbeusch, Marie
Rediscovering Nestawedjat: Embalming residue analyses reunite the mummified remains of an ancient Egyptian woman with her coffinsLong held museum collections can sometimes lack a clear provenance or context. Here, an ancient Egyptian mummified individual in the British Museum collection was reconnected with a set of three coffins in an interdisciplinary study using bioarchaeological, scientific and Egyptological analyses. Previously assigned as male, based on earlier X-rays due...
Vandenbeusch, Marie ; Stacey, Rebecca ; Antoine, Daniel
Journal articlePtolemaic cartonnage masks were produced by layering textiles – or reused papyrus sheets – with plaster and glue. Despite the use of the same basic components, the process of manufacture could vary depending on shape, size, time and place. This article aims to clarify the production methods and the different...
Vandenbeusch, Marie ; O'Flynn, Daniel ; Moreno, Benjamin
Journal articleUsed on both sides, the papyrus British Museum EA 9961 reproduces a marsh scene on the recto and a copy of the myth of Isis and her seven scorpions in cursive hieroglyphs on the verso. Although the high quality of the illustration is the most striking feature, the text has...