The mummies shown in the exhibition are put into a special room in order to satisfy the high ethical standards we are trying to follow here at the Centre. Since these are human remains particular care has been given to their situation in the exhibit itself.



A choice of scientific articles based on current research done at the ZEM on ancient mummies.:

  • Papageorgopoulou C., Rentsch K., Raghavan M., Hofmann MI., Colacicco G., Gallien V., Bianucci R., Rühli F.:Preservation of cell structures in a medieval infant brain: a paleohistological, paleogenetic, radiological and physico-chemical study. Neuroimage, 2010 Apr 15;50(3):893-901.
  • Pernter P., Gostner P., Egarter Vigl E., Rühli F.: Radiologic proof for the Iceman’s cause of death (ca. 5,300 BP). J Archeol Sci, 4: 1784-1786, 2007.