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Archaeology Now presents Death in Life - Egypt's Fascination

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Dr. Salima Ikram will hold the following lecture: The Book of the Dead and Dead and Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt.

Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to ancient Egyptians as how they lived. Art, monumental architecture, rituals, and magical incantations were used by Egyptians to create a story that helped them confront the unknowable. Today, we know about their fascination with death through the study of mummies. A foremost expert on mummification takes us on a journey exploring the afterlife in ancient Egypt. Through the technology of analyses, imaging, and DNA, mummies really do speak to us today, revealing their secrets and telling us their stories.

Dr. Salima Ikram will hold the following lecture: The Book of the Dead and Dead and Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt.

Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to ancient Egyptians as how they lived. Art, monumental architecture, rituals, and magical incantations were used by Egyptians to create a story that helped them confront the unknowable. Today, we know about their fascination with death through the study of mummies. A foremost expert on mummification takes us on a journey exploring the afterlife in ancient Egypt. Through the technology of analyses, imaging, and DNA, mummies really do speak to us today, revealing their secrets and telling us their stories.

Dr. Salima Ikram will hold the following lecture: The Book of the Dead and Dead and Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt.

Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to ancient Egyptians as how they lived. Art, monumental architecture, rituals, and magical incantations were used by Egyptians to create a story that helped them confront the unknowable. Today, we know about their fascination with death through the study of mummies. A foremost expert on mummification takes us on a journey exploring the afterlife in ancient Egypt. Through the technology of analyses, imaging, and DNA, mummies really do speak to us today, revealing their secrets and telling us their stories.

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WHERE

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
http://www.houstonarchaeology.info/season/2019/10/24/death-in-life-egypts-fascination

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$5-$10
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