Autumn 2012: 3D Printshow, London, UK
The Consortium exhibited its life size torso of a Egyptian mummy
from Akhmim at the 3D Printshow, London (October 19th to 21st 2012). This 3D printed model was developed by the Akhmim Mummy
Studies Consortium in collaboration with the Bioanthropology and Digital Analysis Laboratory of the University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg in 2009.
2013: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts CT Scan of Tcheby
Schertz, Curator of Ancient Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA invited the Consortium to help analyze CT
scan data of the 4000+ year old mummy of Tjeby (Tcheby), unearthed at the Upper Egyptian site of Sheikh Farag in 1923. The
scan was performed for the VMFA by Dr. Jim Snyder at HCA's Independence Park Imaging Center on the evening
of February 2, 2013. Tjeby was a nobleman who lived during a fractious time in Egyptian history known as the First
Intermediate Period (2181 - 2040 BC). Central governmental authority had completely broken down, and power rested with community
leaders in various provinces. The cemetery of Sheikh Farag is located about 20 miles south of Akhmim on the eastern side
of the Nile. Little is known about the methods and rituals of mummification common in the region at this
time. The prospect of working on an individual mummified at such a remote period is extremely exciting.
Summer 2013: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, CT Scan of the Mummy
Jonathan Elias of AMSC Research was asked
to perform the analysis and forensic facial reconstruction of Padihershef, following the successful CT scan of 4 March
2013. Padihershef (van Lennep's Mummy) is the first mummy to be imported to the United States (1823). He was only partly
unwrapped by physician John Warren in that year and so survived to be scanned and studied today. AMSC is privileged
to participate in this important project.
Summer 2013: Meran,
Italy, CT scan of and elderly Ptolemaic woman from Akhmim
Research was asked to assist in the analysis of a mummy located in an historic collection in Meran Italy. Drs. Sabina Malgora,
Chantal Milani, and Albert Zink were co-partcipants in the research. The preliminary results of this study on this elderly
female were presented at the 8th World Congress of Mummy Studies, Rio de Janeiro, in August 2013.
Autumn 2013: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Exhibition entitled Wrapped: The Mummy of Pesed
On 25 October, AMSC Research opened its 5000+ sq. ft. exhibition on Egyptian mummies at The
Manitoba Museum in downtown Winnipeg. It features the mummy of the Akhmimic woman named Pesed, on loan from Westminster
College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. This is the third venue for the "Wrapped" exhibition, and AMSC
Research is honored to be able to have its research materials on view by large audiences in an important Canadian cultural