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LECTURE: The Tulane Mummies

LECTURE: The Tulane Mummies

LECTURE: The Tulane Mummies

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 6:30p.m.

Tulane University Mummy

Tulane University mummy mask

ARCE Interest Group: Louisiana (New Orleans), co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Tulane University

Presenter: Dr. John Verano, Anthropologist, Tulane University and Dr. Melinda Nelson-Hurst, Egyptologist, University of Pennsylvania

Location: 103 Dinwiddie Hall, Tulane University

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Early arrival is recommended, as seating is limited and on a first-come basis.

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Description: Think you have a lousy view of the Saints game from your seats? Come get to know two Egyptian mummies who spent 25 years in a building under the bleachers of Tulane (“Sugar Bowl”) Stadium, the then home of the Saints and host of three of the first nine Super Bowls. The mummies, their coffins, and a papyrus came to New Orleans during the 1850s and have had many homes on the Tulane campus since then.

Come join us to hear Anthropologist Dr. John Verano (Tulane University) and Egyptologist Dr. Melinda Nelson-Hurst (University of Pennsylvania) discuss the local New Orleans history of the mummies and how ongoing medical and Egyptological research is helping to solve the mysteries surrounding the lives – and deaths – of these two ancient Egyptians.

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