I Want My Mummy!, Tues, October 25, 7 pm via Zoom
Stephen R. Phillips. Ph.D., is the Curatorial Research Coordinator in the egyptian Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
In an effort to better understand why ancient Egyptian mummies hold such a fascination in popular culture, this lecture presents a history of Western civilization’s centuries-long interaction with ancient Egypt’s human remains, how attitudes regarding those mummies changed through time, and, how mummy-related folklore still influences the modern world. This talk includes unpublished images of the actual mummies of several of Egypt’s most famous pharaohs, as well as behind the scenes images of 4,500-year-old mummies as they emerged from the sands during Dr.Phillips’ own recent archaeological excavations in the cemeteries adjacent to the Great Pyramids at Giza, Egypt.
Note: this presentation will contain images of mummified ancient Egyptian human remains, presented in a respectful, professional manner to which these once-living individuals are entitled.
Sponsored by Friends of HV Library.
In collaboration with William Jeanes Library