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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.