Mummified Lung of the Scribe Sutimose

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 June 2016
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This embalmed lung tissue was found in the canopic coffinette of the treasury scribe of the domain of Amun, Sutimose. Microscopic examination of a section of this tissue revealed an evidence that Sutimose had suffered from anthracosis (a build-up of carbon deposits in the lungs), calcification of tissue, and pulmonary edema. From Thebes, Egypt. Late 20th Dynasty, circa 1100 BCE. The British Museum, London.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, June 17). Mummified Lung of the Scribe Sutimose. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5229/mummified-lung-of-the-scribe-sutimose/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mummified Lung of the Scribe Sutimose." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 17, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5229/mummified-lung-of-the-scribe-sutimose/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mummified Lung of the Scribe Sutimose." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Jun 2016. Web. 17 Oct 2021.