Ancient Origins Website sheds light on a study that reveals the secrets of Amenhotep I

Egypt Thu, Dec. 30, 2021
The 3,500-year-old mummy of Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep I has remained virtually unexamined since its discovery in Luxor in 1881, and as one of the few royal mummies from ancient Egypt yet to be unwrapped, it has revealed precious few details about the life of the man who ruled a kingdom Egyptian united from 1525 to 1504 BC.

But this situation has now changed dramatically, thanks to the development of advanced digital scanning technology that allows scientists to study the mummified mummy of Amenhotep I without disturbing or damaging his body coverings in any way, according to the ancient-origins website.

The website said that, in cooperation with the famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, Dr. Sahar Selim, a radiologist at Cairo University, completed a comprehensive digital examination of the embalmed mummy of Amenhotep I, and used 3D computerized tomography technology to obtain detailed images of preserved bones and soft tissues, eliminating the need to remove Linen mummy covers to see what lies underneath.

The royal mummies of the New Kingdom [1550 to 1069 BC] were the most well-preserved ancient corpses of all, so these mummies are a time capsule that can tell us about what ancient kings and queens looked like, their health, ancient diseases, embalming techniques, and methods of manufacturing funerary objects.