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Docent Lecture: "Mummies! The Medicine, Myths, and Marvels of Ancient Egyptian Mummification", by Charlotte Read

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Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC. Wood with polychrome. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of First Federal Trust Company (from the Estate of Jeremiah Lynch), 42895

John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater

Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, museum curators, and conservators has learned more about how these embalmed individuals lived, died, and were prepared for the afterlife.

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