Multi-slice computed tomography investigations applied to egyptan wooden mummy-board analysis.

Longo S., Mormina E., Granata F., Mallamace D., Corsaro C., Fazio E., Longo M., Capuani S.

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A modern approach for the diagnosis of artistic heritage makes use of non-destructive techniques. For this reason, nowadays, the employment of X-rays to study artistic artifacts is quite widespread. In this work a new generation of clinical Computed Tomography, based on the Dual Energy and multi-slice acquisition principle, is used to investigate an Egyptian mummy-board. The use of two distinct techniques of image post-processing, such as the two-dimensional Multi-Planar Reconstruction (MPR) and the three-dimensional Volume Rendering Technique (VRT) allowed us to evaluate the state of conservation, object implementation and to confirm Egyptologists hypothesis that the used wooden planks are of reuse.

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