Institute for Mummy Studies
Institute for Mummy Studies
Snapshots of the past times that help us to gain unique insights into our present. By studying skeletons and mummies from all over the world and from different historical periods, we gain knowledge on population history, the development of pathogens and the preservation of archaeological finds.
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Scientific research on mummies from around the world and different historical periods provide a better understanding of humankind's history.see more
Reconstruction of the life and death of the Tyrolean Iceman, commonly known as Ötzi.see more
Development of techniques and conservation protocols for the preservation of ancient organic materials with historical and cultural value.see more
Multidisciplinary research on skeletal and mummified human remains that combines archaeology, physical anthropology, paleopathology, paleoradiology and ...see more
News & Events
Opening event of the World Congress on Mummy Studies
Charity Concert of the Bavarian Classics
Development and centralization of the laboratory infrastructures of the Institute for Mummy Studies ...Duration: - Funding: FESR (EU funding / Project)
Iceman Conservation Project 2.0
Iceman Conservation Project 2.0 Study on the state of conservation and feasibilityDuration: - Funding: Public institutions (Other projects ...
ME Torino Mummy Project
ME Torino Mummy Study and Conservation ProjectDuration: - Funding: Internal funding EURAC (Project)
Molecular analysis of the microbiome and of infectious diseases in ancient human remains - from ...Duration: - Funding: Internal funding EURAC (Project)
Illuminating the evolutionary history of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC)Duration: - Funding: Internal funding EURAC (Project)
The KARST project
Rediscovering Altamura: advanced multidisciplinary investigations on the skeleton from the Lamalunga ...Duration: - Funding: PRIN (National funding /Project)
Microscopic and Molecular de novo Analysis of the Iceman's Stomach ContentDuration: - Funding: Provincial P.-L.P. 14. Research ...
MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire
Di birra vecchia e nuova
Al Beer Craft Festival un esperto di sviluppo regionale e due microbiologi spiegheranno la ricerca dietro questa bevanda
Mystery of the Basel mummy solved
A research team can clarify which disease “the lady from the Barfüsserkirche” suffered from.
What Ancient DNA Reveals About Modern Diseases
Paleopathologist Albert Zink explains how to untangle the chaos of ancient genetic traces and why blood vessel calcification is not just due to a bad lifestyle.
The secrets of a lady from Basel
A well-preserved church mummy from the 18th century has proven to be a fascinating object of research in many respects