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Cartonnage Regionalism in the Ateliers of the Fayum Territory

Project description

Unveiling cartonnage secrets

Studies on the ancient craft of mummification processes and the impressive cartonnage artefacts covering bodies or faces of the dead is of great scientific significance. It still hides many secrets that could be unveiled with the help of new technologies. The EU-funded CRAFT project aims to study unresearched issues concerning manufacturing mummy masks, foot-cases, or body covers of the Graeco-Roman funerary cartonnage from the Fayum Oasis, Egypt. This ground-breaking, multidisciplinary study combines enhanced, non-invasive archaeometry analysis with high-resolution 3D reconstructions of preserved artefacts in international museums. It will enrich the understanding of social and cultural Graeco-Roman cartonnage artefacts’ role and enhance collaborations in the preservation of cultural heritage.

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Net EU contribution
€ 251 002,56
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Franklin Street 1111 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92