LECTURE SERIES: Decoding the Boxes: Ancient Egyptian Coffins as Text

In this lecture series we will feature international archaeologists, curators and scholars who will share their insights into ancient Egyptian life, art, funerary practices, and material culture. We will also delve into Egyptomania- Western culture's fascination with ancient Egypt as well as recent scientific advances that have led to new revelations about the mummies seen by four generations of Albany Institute audiences.

John Taylor, Assistant Keeper, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, The British Museum

Sponsored by The International Center

John Taylor, one of the world's experts on ancient Egyptian coffins, will share his perspective on the vast array of coffins from the peerless British Museum collection. He will offer an overview on how coffins changed over the centuries and what we can learn about the lives and beliefs of ancient Egyptians from the scenes and hieroglyphs depicted.

FREE with museum admission.

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