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ba0001pp475 | Other diseases of bone and mineral metabolism | ECTS2013

Multidisciplinary studies of ancient calcified tissues: renal stones from mummies

Capulli Mattia , Arrizza Lorenzo , Rucci Nadia , Piperni Sara Gemini , Quaresima Raimondo , Giuffra Valentina , Fornaciari Gino , Teti Anna , Ventura Luca

The renal stones found in the mummies of Pandolfo III Malatesta, Lord of Fano (1370–1427) and an anonymous nobleman from Popoli (XVIII century) were investigated using different techniques. Both specimens were examined with binocular stereomicroscopy (BSM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), also with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX). Multiple tiny fragments from surface and inner portions were submitted to X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Subsequently, the cal...