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The roman mummy of Grottarossa

  • A. Ascenzi
  • P. Bianco
  • R. Nicoletti
  • G. Ceccarini
  • M. Fornaseri
  • G. Graziani
  • M. R. Giuliani
  • R. Rosicarello
  • L. Ciuffarella
  • H. Granger-Taylor
Part of the The Man in the Ice book series (3262, volume 3)

Abstract

The Grottarossa mummy is only the second ever to have been discovered in Rome. According to Stefano Infessura (1723), the first Roman mummy — of a 12- or 13-year old girl — was found in 1485 in a grave near the via Appia about five miles from the city. After its removal, it was exhibited in the Palazzo dei Conservatori near the Capitol in Rome, but Pope Innocent VIII, was afraid of an outburst of popular fanaticism, and ordered it to be reburied at a secret site outside the Porta Pinciana, so that all knowledge of its precise whereabouts was lost.

Keywords

Pollen Analysis Silk Fiber Silk Textile Roman Period Press Conference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ascenzi
    • 1
  • P. Bianco
    • 1
  • R. Nicoletti
    • 2
  • G. Ceccarini
    • 2
  • M. Fornaseri
    • 3
  • G. Graziani
    • 3
  • M. R. Giuliani
    • 4
  • R. Rosicarello
    • 4
  • L. Ciuffarella
    • 4
  • H. Granger-Taylor
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Human Zoopathology“La Sapienza” UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry“La Sapienza” UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Earth Sciences“La Sapienza” UniversityRomeItaly
  4. 4.Department of Vegetal Biology“La Sapienza” UniversityRomeItaly
  5. 5.British MuseumLondonEngland

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