Saturday, January 27, 2007

Journal of Archaeological Science (
In the current volume of JAS (Volume 34, Issue 2, Pages 167-334, February 2007) there is one item about Egyptology:
Mammalian erythrocyte preservation in a 3500-year-old Egyptian pot by Ella Louise Sutherland, Andrew P. Giże, Rosalie David and Steven Caldwell
The abstract is as follows:
"A ca. 3500-year-old Egyptian pot from the Fayoum site of Gurob contains ethmoid bones characteristic of the sinuses and morphological remains of erythrocytes. The pot contents are interpreted as the remnants of an embalmers studio, and substantiate records of mummification."
Pages 171-172.

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