Global Speed: Egypt
May They Live Forever: Ancient Egyptian Mummies
with Dr. Salima Ikram
Ancient Egyptian mummies have gripped the popular imagination from early times. Mummies have been regarded as immortals, a source of medicine, terrifying monsters, and objects of curiosity. Now they are regarded as an invaluable source of information of funerary beliefs, technology, ancient diet, and the health of the ancient Egyptians. This lecture explores the history of mummies in the post-Pharaonic era, as well as how the Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead.
Dr. Ikram has worked on several excavations in Egypt as well as in the Sudan, Greece, and Turkey. Her research interests include death, daily life, archaeozoology, the relationship between animals and humans, ethnoarchaeology, rock art, environmental history, experimental archaeology, and the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage. READ FULL BIO.
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