BOmp

Bologna Mummy Project

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  • Project duration: January 2020 - December 2022
  • Project status:
    Approval by the Scientific Committee
  • Funding:
    Internal funding EURAC (Project)
  • Total project budget: €130,000.00

The “Bologna mummy project” has started in 2020, thank to the fruitful collaboration with the Museo Civico Archeologico of Bologna (Italy), that houses indited Egyptian mummies (n=4) of unknown provenience and dating. From a preliminary survey, conducted at the end of 2019, it appeared that these mummies were not visible to the public, perhaps from the 1970’s. Thus, their actual presence and their state of preservation are unknown. In 2020, right before the COVID-19 outbreak, we started an interdisciplinary project, including the conservation, geochemistry, anthropology/paleopathology and genetics, that aims to evaluate the mummies' state of conservation for securing them; to reconstruct their biological (sex, age at death, stature) and paleopathological profiles; to sample bone and soft tissues remains for radiocarbon dating (14C) and possible genetic (aDNA) analyses. The obtain data will be presented in international conferences, scientific journals and, possibily, in future temporary exhibitions

Publications
Rai Radio Alto Adige: POST-IT
Paladin A, Samadelli M (2021)
Radio-TV
Una mummia sotto la lente di Eurac
Brunelli E. (2021)
Other
Partner
Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna, Italy
Saint Orsola hospital (Bologna)
TOMEDI SAS DI TOMEDI IRENE E CO.
LA NUOVA CARPENTERIA DI CRISAFI DOMENICO
G&D Staschitz Meran
VETRORICERCA GLAS & MODERN SOC. COOP
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Projects

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Project

MummyLabs

Development and centralization of the laboratory infrastructures of the Institute for Mummy Studies ...

Duration: December 2017 - November 2021Funding:
FESR (EU funding / Project)

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