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Unwrapping the Secrets of the Mummies
November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
For years, the Egyptian Mummies gallery has displayed two female mummies, described as the “Rich Mummy” and the “Poor Mummy.” In 2016, a team of Egyptologists from around the country banded together to find out how today’s leading technologies could shed more light on the lives of these two women. Michele Koons, curator of archaeology, led the research, which included radiocarbon dating, isotope analysis, tree ring core sampling, portable x-ray fluorescence, and an ambulance ride for the mummies to be CT scanned at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Join Koons to get all the exciting details on the new science, which will be newly interpreted in Egyptian Mummies in October. The Marie Wormington Lecture is named for the renowned anthropologist who had an illustrious career at the Museum.
[$8 member, $10 nonmember]