Meet Amenhotep 1 – Egyptian Pharaoh

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Digitally scanned skull of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep 1.

Digitally scanned skull of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep 1.

Meet Amenhotep 1 (18th dynasty, r 1525–1504 BC). His mummy was digitally unwrapped using CT scanning. The first image shows what his skull looks like. The mummy was made of made of painted wood and cartonnage (image 2). He was 35 years old when he died and ruled for 21 years. His mummy resides at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It was unwrapped in the 11 century BC to repair damage by grave robbers and was then hidden at Luxor.

According to the paper: “The mummy of Amenhotep I is in a general good preservation condition. Multiple postmortem injuries are identified…” and he also had very good teeth compared to other pharaohs.

Picture of the sarcophagus of Amenhotep 1

Picture of the sarcophagus of Amenhotep 1. Saleem Sahar N., Hawass Zahi in Digital Unwrapping of the Mummy of King Amenhotep I (1525–1504 BC) Using CT/ Frontiers in Medicine

 

Three-dimensional CT image of the head of the wrapped mummy of Amenhotep I in a left lateral view allows visualization of the component layers: the mask, the head of the mummy, and the surrounding bandages.

Three-dimensional CT image of the head of the wrapped mummy of Amenhotep I in a left lateral view allows visualization of the component layers: the mask, the head of the mummy, and the surrounding bandages. Saleem Sahar N., Hawass Zahi in Digital Unwrapping of the Mummy of King Amenhotep I (1525–1504 BC) Using CT/ Frontiers in Medicine

 

Front and side views of the skull of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep 1 revealed via CT scanning

Front and side views of the skull of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep 1 revealed via CT scanning. Images: Saleem Sahar N., Hawass Zahi in Digital Unwrapping of the Mummy of King Amenhotep I (1525–1504 BC) Using CT/ Frontiers in Medicine

Study: Saleem Sahar N., Hawass Zahi in Digital Unwrapping of the Mummy of King Amenhotep I (1525–1504 BC) Using CT/ Frontiers in Medicine 

 

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