3D facial approximation and endocast analysis of the Mummy of Minirdis (Ancient Egypt, ca. 2,300 Before Present)

C. Moraes, E. Varotto, M. Artico, F. M. Galassi, F. Forte, M. E. Habicht

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Abstract

The present article offers the facial approximation of the mummy of the ancient Egyptian adolescent named Minirdis (ca. 2300 years BP) by means of anatomical analysis of video-images and through a facial approximation protocol implemented on more historical personages. An evaluation of the mummy's endocast is also offered. A potential diagnosis of Sotos syndrome is cautiously considered but its inherent limitations are detailed. Finally, the methodology is presented as a valuable tool both for bio-historical research and for further studies on normal and pathologic morphologies of the cranio-facial district.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100781
Number of pages8
JournalMorphologie
Volume108
Issue number362
Early online date26 Apr 2024
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Apr 2024

Keywords

  • Facial approximation
  • History of anatomy
  • Mummy
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Skull

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