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Baron Trenck: Nová tvář legendy

Title in English Baron Trenck: New face of legend


Year of publication 2019
Type Exposition
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Description Baron Frantz Trenck, nobleman, soldier and adventurer ended his life's journey 270 years ago at the Špilberk castle in Brno. He was buried in the Crypt of Capuchin Convent in Brno where his body underwent a natural mummification. Besides its historical and pious value, the Trenck’s mummy is a unique source of information that allows to known life of the elite soldier from the 18th century. For the last three years, multidisciplinary team tried to answer several questions on the infamous Pandur Commander using modern methods of forensic anthropology and medicine. What made Trenck special? Did he have any wounds? Does Trenck’s body show signs of his army life? Did he suffer any long-term illness? How did he die? The project outcomes will be publicly presented at the exhibition held by Brno City Museum at the Špilberk Castle. Also presented will be new facial and body reconstruction of Trenck and several 3D printed copies of mummy including its internal structures. The reconstruction will also be animated using a programs and methods identical to those used in the Hollywood movie industry. Thanks to these technologies, almost 300 years old scenes from the famous Špilberk prison come to life before your eyes.
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