LECTURE: The Tulane Mummies Find us
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 6:30p.m.
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.
For more information and a Tulane campus map, visit www.arce-nola.org.
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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.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.