Detailing the findings at the conference, Bianucci reported that Nebiri was middle aged - 45 to 60 years old - when he died and that he was affected by a severe periodontal disease with massive abscesses, as revealed by Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) and three dimensional skull reconstruction.
The scans showed there was a partial attempt at excerebration (removal of the brain), but a considerable amount of dehydrated brain tissue is still preserved. Linen is packed in the inner skull, eyes, nose, ears, mouth and even fill the cheeks.
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The researchers also detected evidence of calcification in the right internal carotid artery, consistent with a mild atherosclerosis.
"We saw only a tiny fleck of calcium. Since the rest of the corpse is missing, it is impossible to establish whether there was calcification in other artery walls," she added.
Most interestingly, the histology of the lung performed by Andreas Nerlich, professor at the department of pathology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, revealed the presence of "heart failure" cells. A pulmonary edema, which is fluid accumulation in the lungs's air sacs, was also identified.