BrisScience: Ancient Egyptian Mummies – May they live forever

Ancient Egyptian mummies have captured the public imagination for centuries, as if carrying their spirits through time.

Join Dr Serena Love as she explores how and why the Egyptians created these immortal remains, from natural to artificial mummies, and all the gruesome details in between.

The evolving techniques for mummification will be discussed, on humans and animals, using the surviving textual record and the rituals from one of ancient Egypt’s most iconic object: the mummy.

When Monday, 16 July 2018
Time 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Arrangements Doors open at 6:00pm
Refreshments Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
RSVP This is a free event. Please register to secure your seat.

Meet the presenter:

Dr Serena LoveDr Serena Love is an anthropological archaeologist with over 20 years experience, working on projects in Egypt, Israel, Turkey and Iraq. She earned an MSc in Environmental archaeology (1999) and PhD from Stanford University (2011), where she conducted research at the Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük, in central Turkey.

She has an extensive research profile and wide ranging archaeological interests including landscapes, prehistoric architecture, archaeological science and social theory. She has taught anthropology and archaeology at several universities in the United States before moving to Brisbane to lecture at The University of Queensland. Currently, Serena works in the cultural heritage sector as a Senior Archaeologist for Everick Heritage Consultants in Brisbane.


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