Nanokaravan helped to uncover the secret of Egyptian mummies

Nanokaravan helped to uncover the secret of Egyptian mummies

Scientists are exploring the unopened mummy with the help of latest technology, which help to obtain a detailed three-dimensional image, and it does not damage the artifact.

Scientists from American laboratories use the latest x-ray analysis to scanning ancient Egyptian mummies that was found about a century ago, but never opened.

Synchrotron radiation of such intensity was first used to study the mummy. The task of scientists is to obtain detailed three-dimensional analysis of body and other objects that are hidden under the bandages.

By itself, the mummy is also unusual. The body was not only mummified, its surface was also painted portrait.

Scientists from northwestern University in Chicago believe that the mummy belongs to a five year old girl who died 1900 years ago.

Mummy portraits

Portrait of a girl placed directly on the fabric, which tightly wrapped body.

This is one of only hundreds of “portrait mummies”, which are preserved intact. It shows how the Egyptian ritual of mummification has teamed up with the Roman tradition to paint portraits of the dead.

The portrait is a detailed image of what looked like a girl. Scanning the mummy should give more information about how she lived and died, to expose the bandages are not required for this.

Professor mark Walton, exploring materials Engineering in the McCormick school at northwestern University, says that this is a very emotional moment when it becomes clear how yuna was the girl at the time of death.

According to Walton, the study showed that the child was relatively healthy, no injuries that could lead to death, on the body also not found.

The Professor explains that, most likely, the girl died from some disease like malaria or measles.

Intense radiation

The mummy in 1911, discovered by English archaeologist sir William Flinders Petrie in the ancient necropolis of Hawara in Egypt. The following year it was moved to the University of Chicago.

Since then, the mummy was displayed, and remaining intact, unlike other artifacts of this kind that have been opened.

This year, scientists first attempted to look inside.