The interest and study of ancient mummies has long fascinated society. So much so that on occasion it became fashionable to take mummy powder to regain health. At the moment mummy-related practices are less aggressive and they relate more to 3D printing than destruction.
Today the Archaeological Museum of Madrid is conducting a project that involves a more thorough analysis of the mummies and then use the data for 3D printing. Thus, with these printed models it is hoped that Egyptologists will be able to obtain new information and data for their study.Among the multiple techniques that are being used for this project, the Archaeological Museum of Madrid is using scanners and radiography devices to analyze and create an internal image of the mummy. Then these data will be used with 3D printers for printing and the final result will not only be exposed but will be studied by EgyptologistsThus, the mummy is studied without the need to destroy the relic or the integrity of the corpse.
The secrets of the mummies will be revealed thanks to the Archaeological Museum of Madrid and 3D printing
At the moment, tests are being carried out with a Guanche mummy, a mummy of Canarian origin that, despite not being of Egyptian origin, the mummification technique is as refined as the Egyptian or pre-Columbian ones. On the other hand, this project will make the Archaeological Museum of Madrid seizes an important collection of mummiesYes, 3D models of the originals, but mummies at the end of the day that will make the Museum become one of the most important in Europe and only using 3D Printing technology.
Personally I think the project is very interesting because not only will we know the mysteries of the mummies but we will also know better the funeral practices and all without destroying the mummy and with free technologies, something that at the end of everything will make us have our own mummy at home Or will it be better in the garden? What do you think?