The Lady of Kemet. Cross-disciplinary study

In 1998, an Egyptian mummy from the Roman period became part of the Jordi Clos Egyptian Archaeology Collection. This mummy was rechristened “The Lady of Kemet”. That same year, the “Lady of Kemet” became the focus of a medical study under Dr. Fèlix Escalas with the collaboration of Dr. Xavier Lucava and the Radiology Department of the Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona. An image of her face was developed using state-of-the-art research techniques, such as helical computerised tomography (HCT), endoscopies, etc. to learn about the most intimate details of her life on Earth by Dr. Wesley Neville, a specialist in forensic medicine from the United States. 
In February 2004, the mummy underwent an endoscopy with the collaboration of personnel from the Sagrat Cor University Hospital in Barcelona. Samples of bone and soft tissue were taken and analysed using histopathological techniques (Dr. P.L Fernández from the Pathological Anatomy Service of the Hospital Clínico de Barcelona). The examination of tissue obtained from the area of the joint mass of the lungs and heart was analysed using a scanning electron microscope (Dr. J. Esteban).
The results of these studies are presented in a virtual reality document entitled “The Lady of Kemet”, which provides answers to the main mysteries that arise with consideration of the decoration of the stucco that covers the bandages of this mummy: Who was the Lady of Kemet? Is the painting on the bandages a portrait of the deceased? Can we find out more about the life and death of this former inhabitant of the Valley of the Nile?

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