Project

IMPACT Radiological Mummy Database

Office of Digital Humanities

Mummy at the British Museum
Photo caption

Mummy, Egyptian collection at the British Museum, London.

The IMPACT Radiological Mummy Database is a large-scale, multi-institutional collaborative research project devoted to the scientific study of mummified remains using non-destructive medical imaging technologies. Initially focused on Egyptian mummies, it has been established to undertake radiological examinations of variability in patterns of health and disease and of mummification practices within and between time periods.

IMPACT was funded in part by an NEH award through the Digging into Data Challenge, an initiative of the Trans-Atlantic Platform.