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THE USE OF CT SCANS ON THE EGYPTIAN ROYAL MUMMIES AND REVEALING THE SECRETS OF EMBALMING AND HEALTH STATUS OF THE ANCIENT KINGS OF EGYPT




 

From 14th till 16th of March 2019, The Egyptian Cultural Bureau in London, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, organized a series of lectures by Prof. Dr. Sahar Saleem, Professor of Radiology at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University.  

Dr. Sahar Saleem is a key member of the Egyptian Mummies Project at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and leads the work on CT scans of the Royal Mummies in the Egyptian Museum. She presented three different lectures to explain some of her findings during her work on this project. 

On the 14th of March 2019, Professor Sahar Saleem’s talk was mainly about Rewriting history: CT Scanning the Pharaohs.  She reviewed our up-to-date knowledge about the life, appearances and health of the great pharaohs and queens of ancient Egypt relying on imaging findings. 

On the 15th of March 2019, Professor Sahar Saleem talked about the Harem Conspiracy and the fate of Ramesses III. She shared insights on the plot against Ramesses III based on the new evidence from CT scans of the royal mummies.

On the 16th of March 2019, Professor Sahar Saleem tackled the Ancient Egyptian Medicine in the eyes of modern science. She presented ancient medical practices and innovations (e.g. birthing chair, prosthesis and dental braces) relying on texts, medical papyri and through computed radiology of mummies.

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