PMID: 7009660Jan 1, 1981

Histologic findings in mummified skin

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
T A ChapelT A Reyman


Skin specimens from five mummies were examined histologically. The specimens ranged in age from 2,000 to 3,200 years. Material from two mummies had carbonized and showed only amorphous debris. The histology of the three remaining skin fragments retained surprising histologic architectural detail. One specimen obtained from the sole of the foot was compatible with a callus.


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