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Journal articleThe application of tattoos to the human body has enjoyed a long and diverse history in many ancient cultures. At present, the oldest surviving examples are the mainly geometric tattoos on the individual known as Ötzi, dating to the late 4th millennium BCE, whose skin was preserved by the ice...
Friedman, Renée ; Antoine, Daniel ; Talamo, Sahra ; Reimer, Paula J. ; Taylor, John H. …
Journal articleArticle revealing how a full-body virtual autopsy of an ancient Egyptian mummy showed museum visitors he was likely murdered.
Ynnerman, Anders ; Rydell, Thomas ; Antoine, Daniel ; Hughes, David ; Persson, Anders …
BookIn recent years, British Museum curators have collaborated with scientists and medical experts to explore non-invasive imaging techniques and other scientific approaches to further study Egyptian mummies. Piecing together key biographical data and information, it has been possible for the first time to discover more about who these people were...
Taylor, John H. ; Antoine, Daniel
On the Antiquity of Cancer: Evidence for Metastatic Carcinoma in a Young Man from Ancient Nubia (c. 1200BC)Cancer, one of the world's leading causes of death today, remains almost absent relative to other pathological conditions, in the archaeological record, giving rise to the conclusion that the disease is mainly a product of modern living and increased longevity. This paper presents a male, young-adult individual from the archaeological...
Binder, Michaela ; Roberts, Charlotte ; Spencer, Neal ; Antoine, Daniel ; Cartwright, Caroline
BookThe British Museum holds approximately 6,000 human remains, the majority of which were recovered in the past century. Regarding the Dead addresses the British Museum’s approach to the ethical issues surrounding the inclusion of human remains in the Museum’s collection and presents solutions to the dilemmas relating to their curation,...
Fletcher, Alexandra ; Antoine, Daniel ; Hill, J.D.