A Shrew Mummy in the Collections of the Náprstek Museum

Pages 183–190
DOI 10.37520/anpm.2022.016
Keywords shrew mummies, ancient Egyptian mummification, computed tomography
Type of Article Materialia
Citation ONDERKA, Pavel. A Shrew Mummy in the Collections of the Náprstek Museum. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Prague: National Museum, 2022, 43(2), 183–190. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/anpm.2022.016. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/annals-of-the-naprstek-museum/43-2/a-shrew-mummy-in-the-collections-of-the-naprstek-museum
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2022/43/2

The extensive collection of animal mummies kept in the National Museum – Náprsek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures comprises specimens of various species. The latest examination by the means of computed tomography has confirmed that one of the mummified ball-shaped packages contained remains of a shrew. The present paper summarises in wider context the issue of the mummification of these insectivores, introduces the shrew mummy kept in the Náprstek Museum collections and its research history, and presents the results of its recent scientific re-examination.

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