This lecture explores the Western fascination with Egyptian mummies from the Renaissance to the rise of the modern forensic science. Discussions include mummy imagery, early scientific unrolling, and the study of ancient Egyptian lifestyle, medicine, and magical practice made possible through modern CT scans.
Cosponsored by the Education Department
A Friday Night at the de Young
About Programs at the Ancient Art Council
Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
September 5, 2009, 2:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mummy Victorious! How the Dead of Egypt Conquered the World
Koret Auditorium, de Young
Presented by Dr. Jonathan Elias, Director, Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium
Admission: Program free to the public