Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Podcast: The Emory Old Kingdom Mummy

Michael C. Carlos Museum

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In September of this year, the Carlos Museum will open the exhibition Life and Death in the Pyramid Age: The Emory Old Kingdom Mummy, which will focus attention on a 4,000 year old mummy that was purchased for Emory in Egypt in 1920 by Professor William A. Shelton of the Candler School of Theology. Earlier this year, two renowned Egyptologists, Janet Richards of the University of Michigan and Salima Ikram of the American University in Cairo, saw the mummy for the first time, before conservators began their restoration work. Hear their first thoughts about the mummy, with Carlos Curator of Egyptian Art Peter Lacovara.

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