11 février 2010

"To Live Forever" @ the Brooklyn Museum

'Mummy Mask of a Man', Early 1st century C.E. Stucco, gilded, and painted, (51.5 x 33 x 20 cm) 20 1/4 x 13 x 7 7/8 in. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund Brooklyn Museum BROOKLYN, NY.- Through more than one hundred objects drawn from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned holdings of ancient Egyptian art, including some of the greatest masterworks of the Egyptian artistic heritage, "To Live Forever" explores the Egyptians’ beliefs about life and death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, the conduct of a funeral,... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2009

Opata Culture Mummified Healer Woman Discovered in Sonora

Feminine mummified burial dated between 17th and 18th centuries. Photo: Centro INAH Sonora MEXICO CITY.- Researchers of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) discovered in a cave at Sierra Madre Occidental (Western Mountain Range), in Bavispe municipality, Sonora, a feminine mummified burial dated between 17th and 18th centuries. The characteristics of the offering point out that she might have been a healing woman from Opata culture, now extinct. Mario Gonzalez Valenzuela, director of Sonora INAH Center... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2009

Hospital Radiologists Analyze Brooklyn Museum's Mummies and Make Discovery

CT Scan Image of the Skull of the Mummy of Hor. Photo © Adam Husted BROOKLYN, NY.- Four human mummies from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned Egyptian collection underwent computed tomography or CT scanning at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island yesterday. Hospital spokeswoman Michelle Pinto said to MSNBC that the testing enables radiologists to learn about the bones and skeletal system of the mummies in extraordinary detail, without having to do invasive or damaging procedures. The CAT scan revealed a mummy named Lady... [Lire la suite]
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