Fixation Stick of the Virtual Mummy
In Ptolemaic and Roman times the embalmers often used an element of fixation. This could be a wooden board placed under the body or a little stick introduced directly into the body.
In the case of this mummy, the embalmers inserted a stick starting from the thorax along the cervical vertebras to the palate. Judging from the cross-section, one can determine the material of the stick: it is the middle rib of a date leaf.
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