Georgia: Mummies and Museums

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Presented by: Dr. Salima Ikram & Heba Abd el-Gawad

This program is made possible by the Lacovara Lecture Fund. It is free and open to the public.

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Lecture Information

Ambassadors of culture, or sensationalist and disrespectful?  The display of ancient Egyptian mummies in museums, historically celebrated by visitors eager to learn more about ancient Egypt, is a practice increasingly called into question, with many wondering who ultimately dictates the fate of those who have been mummified.  Join Egyptologists Salima Ikram and Heba Abd el-Gawad in conversation as they discuss the complexity of shifting practices and ideologies, the ethics of displaying ancient Egyptian mummies in museums, and the ownership of ancient Egyptian culture.