On the Potential of THz Time-Domain Spectroscopy to Identify Typical Ancient Egyptian Embalming Materials

E. Stübling, L. Öhrström, P. Eppenberger, M. Habicht, F. Rühli, M. Koch

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Abstract

We investigated the dielectric properties of typical embalming materials used in ancient Egypt in the THz frequency range. In addition, we evaluated the potential to identify these materials based on a principal component analysis of the spectroscopic data. Based on this, we estimated the composition of two unknown ancient bandages of mummified bodies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-769
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Embalming materials
  • Identification potential
  • Principal component analysis
  • THz database
  • THz spectroscopy

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