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De levandes gåvor och de dödas efterlämningar: -En kemisk analys på harts och ökendadel (Balanites aegyptiaca) från två egyptiska kärl
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to investigate the embalming process and the Balanites aegyptiaca from two pottery originated in ancient Egypt. The two objects were from Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm. Samples were collected and analyzed with Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) and Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry to identify which components the samples contained. The results show complex mixtures mainly consisting of resin origin from Pinaceae and the vegetable oils from the Balanites aegyptiaca.

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2014. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Archaeological science, Laborativ arkeologi, Ancient Egypt, Forntida Egypten, Resin, Harts, Embalming, Balsamering, Balanites aegyptiaca, Ökendadel, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Fouriertransformerad infrarödspektroskopi, Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, Gaskromatografi med masspektrometri
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100139OAI: diva2:691369
Available from: 2014-01-29 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2014-01-29Bibliographically approved

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