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Family Tree DNA Discover Lecture - Death in Life: Egypt's Fascination

  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston 1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX, 77005 United States (map)

a Family Tree DNA | DISCOVER LECTURE SERIES 

Sponsored by Family Tree DNA

STORIES OF THE AFTERLIFE 

Death in Life— Egypt’s Fascination 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019, 6:30 PM 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005 

Cosponsored by The Health Museum 

DR. SALIMA IKRAM Distinguished Professor, Egyptology, American University of Cairo Books for sale following lecture: The Book of the Dead and Dead and Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt by Salima Ikram 

Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to ancient Egyptians as how they lived. Art, monumental architecture, rituals, and magical incantations were used by Egyptians to create a story that helped them confront the unknowable. Today, we know about their fascination with death through the study of mummies. A foremost expert on mummification takes us on a journey exploring the afterlife in ancient Egypt. Through the technology of analyses, imaging, and DNA, mummies really do speak to us today, revealing their secrets and telling us their stories. 

Admission: $5.00 – Member. $10 – General.

Tickets available by phone at 713-639-7771, online at www.mfah.org/ArchNow, or at MFAH box office.

Use the code AN5OFF to obtain member pricing.