When:
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

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Event website:
https://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/life-death-ancient-egypt

FRANK RÜHLI
Professor, Founding Chair, and Director, Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich

Egyptian mummies and the remains found in ancient canopic jars can now be studied in great detail using noninvasive medical imaging techniques such as X-rays and computerized tomography, and chemical analysis using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Drawing from interdisciplinary research conducted in the Valley of the Kings and Egyptian museum collections, Frank Rühli will discuss the value of using state-of-the-art technologies for understanding the life conditions, pathologies, death, and mummification procedures of ancient Egyptians. He will also address ethical concerns associated with these research methods and future research possibilities.

Presented by the Harvard Semitic Museum.

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