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Three-dimensional model of an ancient Egyptian falcon mummy skeleton

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dc.contributor.author Du Plessis, Anton
dc.contributor.author Slabbert, Ruhan
dc.contributor.author Swanepoel, Liani Colette
dc.contributor.author Els, Johan
dc.contributor.author Booysen, Gerrie J.
dc.contributor.author Ikra, Salima
dc.contributor.author Cornelius, Izak
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-20T11:14:31Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-20T11:14:31Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 1355-2546
dc.identifier.issn 1758-7670
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1544
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the first detailed three-dimensional (3D) print from micro-computed tomography data of the skeleton of an ancient Egyptian falcon mummy. Design/methodology/approach – Radiographic analysis of an ancient Egyptian falcon mummy housed at Iziko Museums of South Africa was performed using non-destructive x-ray micro-computed tomography. A 1:1 physical replica of its skeleton was printed in a polymer material (polyamide) using 3D printing technology. Findings – The combination of high-resolution computed tomography scanning and rapid prototyping allowed us to create an accurate 1:1 model of a biological object hidden by wrappings. This model can be used to study skeletal features and morphology and also enhance exhibitions hosted within the museum. Originality/value – This is the first replica of its kind made of an ancient Egyptian falcon mummy skeleton. The combination of computed tomography scanning and 3D printing has the potential to facilitate scientific research and stimulate public interest in Egyptology. en_US
dc.format.extent 232 228 bytes, 1 file
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Rapid Prototyping Journal en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 21;Number 4
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Rapid manufacturing en_US
dc.subject 3D en_US
dc.subject Radiography en_US
dc.subject Bones en_US
dc.subject Prototyping en_US
dc.title Three-dimensional model of an ancient Egyptian falcon mummy skeleton en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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