A paleoimaging study of human mummies held in the Mother Church of Gangi, Sicily: Implications for mass casualty methodology

Raffaella Bianucci, Luca Sineo, Roberto Micciche, Grazia Mattutino, Andreas G. Nerlich, Simon T Donell, Francesco M Galassi

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Abstract

We read with great interest the recent paper by Beckett et al. on the mummies of Gangi (Palermo, Sicily) [1]. The paleoimaging data complement previous macromorphological observations performed by Sineo et al. [2,3] and Piombino-Mascali and Zink [4], both on the mummies and their funerary masks.

We support the authors’ classification using a logical numbering and the assessment of the individuals’ age at death, pathologies and funerary treatment; unfortunately, important information is lacking...
Original languageEnglish
Article number200426
Number of pages5
JournalForensic Imaging
Volume24
Early online date2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • paleoimaging
  • mummies of Gangi

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