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Death in Life: Egypt’s Fascination

October 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005 United States

EREPNW Tomb-chapel of Nebamun - wall painting. Scene of water offerings to mummy of the tomb. Late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BC,

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.

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October 24, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Becky Lao
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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