Molecular analysis of black coatings and anointing fluids from ancient Egyptian coffins, mummy cases, and funerary objectsBlack organic coatings and ritual deposits on ancient Egyptian coffins and cartonnage cases are important and understudied sources of evidence about the rituals of funerary practice. Sometimes, the coatings were applied extensively over the surface of the coffin, resembling paint; in other cases, they were poured over the mummy case...
Fulcher, Kate ; Serpico, Margaret ; Taylor, John H. ; Stacey, Rebecca
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