The mummies of Cangrande della Scala (1291-1329) and S. Giacomo della Marca (ca. 1391-1476) were exhumed and submitted to CT study. Cangrande della Scala is the most celebrated member of the Scaligeri dynasty, that ruled Verona from 1277 until 1387; leading patron of the poet Dante Alighieri, Cangrande was a great warrior and an important prince of his time. S. Giacomo della Marca was a Franciscan Friar, grand Inquisitor of Naples, Bohemia and Hungary kingdoms, devoting his life to preaching. Besides the traditional CT acquisition, we decided to use 3D reconstruction and 3D rendering techniques, that are a further evolution of the radiological science applied to Paleopathology, in order to obtain information about the skeletal apparatus of these individuals. In particular, 3D reconstruction of muscular insertions was aimed at the analysis of ergonomics and the evaluation of physical activity of these important personages of Italian Middle Ages.

Application of segmentation and 3D rendering techniques in the mummies of Cangrande della Scala (1291-1329) and S. Giacomo della Marca (1391-1476)

FORNACIARI, GINO;GIUFFRA, VALENTINA;Minozzi S;CARAMELLA, DAVIDE;FERRARI, VINCENZO;MOSCA, FRANCO
2012

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The mummies of Cangrande della Scala (1291-1329) and S. Giacomo della Marca (ca. 1391-1476) were exhumed and submitted to CT study. Cangrande della Scala is the most celebrated member of the Scaligeri dynasty, that ruled Verona from 1277 until 1387; leading patron of the poet Dante Alighieri, Cangrande was a great warrior and an important prince of his time. S. Giacomo della Marca was a Franciscan Friar, grand Inquisitor of Naples, Bohemia and Hungary kingdoms, devoting his life to preaching. Besides the traditional CT acquisition, we decided to use 3D reconstruction and 3D rendering techniques, that are a further evolution of the radiological science applied to Paleopathology, in order to obtain information about the skeletal apparatus of these individuals. In particular, 3D reconstruction of muscular insertions was aimed at the analysis of ergonomics and the evaluation of physical activity of these important personages of Italian Middle Ages.
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