Ibis noch verpackt
Ibismummy 3D-CT

Skeleton and plumage of the Ibismummy 3D-CT

Ibis Skelett
Skeleton of the Ibismummy 3D-CT

Mageninhalt Steine
Stones in the stomach of the Ibismummy 3D-CT

All pictures:
© 2007 Landesmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, Henry Weber

  The Ibismummy

AUDI News (excerpt)
... A uniquely assembled computed tomography (CT) system at AUDI in Neckarsulm with an accuracy down to a micron (which is about one hundredth of a hair diameter), x-rays not only individual components, but even complete car bodies – and this is its special feature.

Since CT makes it possible to inspect objects without causing any damage, a very special „patient“ was examined using the CT system at AUDI: a 2,000-year-old Ibis mummy from Abydos in Egypt, which had been provided by the "Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt", Germany.

Dr. Erwin Keefer from the "Landesmuseum Württemberg", Germany" (...) considers in the CT system at AUDI as the most innovative method of investigating mummified objects. (...)

This system allows the creation of three-dimensional images by means of which the feather branches of mummified birds can be examined even on mites or fleas.

The images of the Ibis provided the research team with detailed information about the overall preservation status of the holy bird of Egypt.


Also the taxidermist of the "Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt", Germany, Michaela Kurbel, sees great benefits in computed tomography: "We can undress the mummy entirely without physically destroying its cover – so the mummy remains completely preserved.“

Using a 3D animation the holy Ibis was even shown in flight.

The complete report is available at http://www.presseportal.de/meldung/884789/ abgerufen werden. (Language: German)

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Eric Felber, Tel +49 (0)841 89 90703, eric.felber@audi.de
Originaltext: Audi AG
ISIN: DE0006757008