Sally Wasef
Griffith University
HoabinhianIbisThreskiornis aethiopicusEast AsiaBiology
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#1Sally Wasef (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
#2Sankar Subramanian (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 20
Last. David M. LambertH-Index: 39
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The ancient catacombs of Egypt harbor millions of well-preserved mummified Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) dating from ~600BC. Although it is known that a very large number of these votive mummies were sacrificed to the Egyptian God Thoth, how the ancient Egyptians obtained millions of these birds for mummification remains unresolved. Ancient Egyptian textual evidences suggest they may have been raised in dedicated large-scale farms. To investigate the most likely method used by the pries...
#1Sally Wasef (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
#2Leon Huynen (Griffith University)H-Index: 15
Last. David M. Lambert (Griffith University)H-Index: 39
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The long-term preservation of DNA requires a number of optimal conditions, including consistent exposure to cool, dry, and dark environments. As a result, the successful recovery of ancient DNA from material from warmer climates such as those in Egypt has often been met with scepticism. Egypt has an abundance of ancient mummified animals and humans, whose genetic analyses would offer important insights into ancient cultural practices. To date, the retrieval of complete genomes from ancient Egypt...
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#1Zahi Hawass (Supreme Council of Antiquities)H-Index: 6
#2Somaia Ismail (Egyptian Museum)H-Index: 4
Last. Albert ZinkH-Index: 22
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Objective To investigate the true character of the harem conspiracy described in the Judicial Papyrus of Turin and determine whether Ramesses III was indeed killed. Design Anthropological, forensic, radiological, and genetic study of the mummies of Ramesses III and unknown man E, found together and taken from the 20th dynasty of ancient Egypt (circa 1190-1070 BC). Results Computed tomography scans revealed a deep cut in Ramesses III’s throat, probably made by a sharp knife. During the mummificat...
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#1Zahi HawassH-Index: 6
#2Yehia Z. Gad (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 1
Last. Carsten M. PuschH-Index: 24
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Context The New Kingdom in ancient Egypt, comprising the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties, spanned the mid-16th to the early 11th centuries BC. The late 18th dynasty, which included the reigns of pharaohs Akhenaten and Tutankhamun, was an extraordinary time. The identification of a number of royal mummies from this era, the exact relationships between some members of the royal family, and possible illnesses and causes of death have been matters of debate. Objectives To introduce a new approach to ...
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