3D model of a female skull displaying destructive lesions caused by treponemal disease (e.g., probable venereal syphilis). Other indicators of the infection could be seen throughout the skeleton. She also had joint disease (e.g., osteoarthritis) and dental enamel hypoplasia, an enamel defect that indicates malnutrition or health stress occurring in childhood. The individual, excavated from the cemetery at Skriðuklaustur monastery, was 25-30 years old at the time of death. Grave nr 29. No coffin. Excavated in 2002-2012. The physical object is stored at the National Museum of Iceland.
Part of the Skriðuklaustur Monastery 1550 reconstruction.
Digitisation by Open Virtual Worlds, a research team within the School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, in cooperation with the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute at Skriðuklaustur and the National Museum of Iceland. 3D digitisation was done by Catherine Cassidy and Iain Oliver with archaeological assistance provided by Skúli Gunnarsson.
Funded by the EU No