European Radiology

, Volume 12, Issue 7, pp 1854–1862

The Trier mummy Paï-es-tjau-em-aui-nu: radiological and histological findings

  • G. Sigmund
  • M. Minas

DOI: 10.1007/s00330-001-1182-4

Cite this article as:
Sigmund, G. & Minas, M. Eur Radiol (2002) 12: 1854. doi:10.1007/s00330-001-1182-4


The ancient Egyptian mummy Paï-es-tjau-em-aui-nu, now on exhibition in the Rheinische Landesmuseum in Trier, Germany, was examined by conventional X-ray radiography, computed tomography, and digital fluoroscopy. In addition, some tissues were biopsied for further histologic identification. Along with some representative images, the peculiarities of the Trier mummy concerning the mummification process are presented.

Egyptian mummies Mummification Palaeoradiology Mummies Computer-assisted tomography CT Radiography Histology

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Sigmund
    • 1
  • M. Minas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Krankenanstalt Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen, Feldstrasse 16, 54290 Trier, GermanyGermany
  2. 2.Department of Egyptology, University of Trier, Universitätsring 15, 54296 Trier, GermanyGermany