Mummies, magic and medicine

Mummies, magic and medicine
 
 Starts at 3:00 pm

Ancient Egyptian mummies are synonymous in the popular imagination with curses, magic spells and retribution from beyond the grave. The myth of the vengeful mummy, its supernatural wrath provoked by an incursion into its tomb, derive from a series of novels written by women in Victorian times, including Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women). But do these lumbering bandaged monsters bear any relation to the real occupants of Egyptian sarcophagi?

Campbell Price’s talk will explore why we are so fascinated with the ancient Egyptian dead and whether it reveals more about our own anxieties and prejudices than it informs us about ancient Egypt.

Cost: £12


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2019-10-20 15:00 2019-10-20 15:00 Europe/London Mummies, magic and medicine Campbell Price’s talk will explore why we are so fascinated with the ancient Egyptian dead and whether it reveals more about our own anxieties and prejudices than it informs us about ancient Egypt. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/20/mummies-magic-and-medicine-215531 Brompton Cemetery,Fulham Road,,London

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Location

Brompton Cemetery,

Fulham Road,
London,
SW10 9UG

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District
Piccadily

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