Ancient Egyptian mummies have captured the public imagination for centuries, as if carrying their spirits through time.

Join Dr Serena Love as she explores how and why the Egyptians created these immortal remains, from natural to artificial mummies, and all the gruesome details in between.

The evolving techniques for mummification will be discussed, on humans and animals, using the surviving textual record and the rituals from one of ancient Egypt's most iconic object: the mummy.

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Recording of "Ancient Egyptian Mummies" lecture (YouTube, 49m:58s)

Meet the presenter

Dr Serena Love

Dr Serena Love is an anthropological archaeologist with over 20 years experience, working on projects in Egypt, Israel, Turkey and Iraq. She earned an MSc in Environmental archaeology (1999) and PhD from Stanford University (2011), where she conducted research at the Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük, in central Turkey.

She has an extensive research profile and wide ranging archaeological interests including landscapes, prehistoric architecture, archaeological science and social theory. She has taught anthropology and archaeology at several universities in the United States before moving to Brisbane to lecture at The University of Queensland. Currently, Serena works in the cultural heritage sector as a Senior Archaeologist for Everick Heritage Consultants in Brisbane.

About BrisScience

BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart.

Run by The University of Queensland, BrisScience has been delivering engaging lectures on diverse topics from local and international scientists for over a decade.

BrisScience speakers are leaders in their given fields and deliver dynamic presentations based on cutting-edge research.

The University of Queensland has been running BrisScience since 2005, bringing the best and brightest scientific minds to the people of Brisbane – from early career researchers to Nobel Laureates!

Time6:30pm to 7:30pm (light refreshments 7:30-8pm)
VenueThe Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank
CostFree - Eventbrite ticket required


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