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17 April 2021

Details of an additional evening meeting are given at the bottom of this page. 

Professor Rosalie David 'Egyptian Mummies And Modern Science: Research At The KNH Centre For Biological Egyptology, University Of Manchester.'

This unique facility uses medical and scientific tools to examine Egyptian mummies and humans for the physical evidence of disease, diet, medical and pharmaceutical treatments and religious practices to gain a better understanding of what life was like in Ancient Egypt. This talk will also describe current fieldwork being undertaken by the KNH Centre Missions in Egypt.  

Biography 

 PROFESSOR ROSALIE DAVID OBE has achieved world renown for her pioneering work in investigating mummies using non-destructive techniques. She is Co-Director of the KNH Centre for Biological and Forensic Studies in Egyptology at The University of Manchester. For over 25 years her Certificate Course in Egyptology has been consistently oversubscribed. The Distance Learning Course in Egyptology has proved equally popular.   Prof David was the former Keeper of Egyptology at the Manchester Museum, and is Director of the International Mummy Database and Director of the Schistosomiasis Investigation Project. Her research work into this disease, a scourge in the ancient as well as the modern world, was recognised recently with a prestigious award from the Anglo-French Medical Society. Prof David is the author of numerous books and articles on mummies and the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians, a presenter of TV and radio programmes, and an extremely popular lecturer all over the world.   Rosalie David was the first woman professor in Egyptology in Britain, and the first to receive an OBE in recognition of her services in Egyptology. She has also received Fellowships of The Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Medicine.  

Biography and photograph of Professor David from the website of Ancient Egypt Magazine www.ancientegyptmagazine.co.uk

 The waiting room will open about 3.45pm for a 4 pm start.  THE REVISED TIME IS IN RESPECT OF THE ROYAL FUNERAL.                   
     
Zoom Meeting Joining Instructions    
     

To join the meeting on 17 April all you have to do is follow these steps:    


1: Click/tap on the registration link you have been sent. You will be asked to enter your name and email address to register for the meeting. Visitors please contact the Secretary at saesinfo55@gmail.com to obtain a link.     

2: If you have not already paid the meeting fee in advance, contact the Secretary at saesinfo55@gmail.com to arrange payment. Payments can be made by BACS transfer, through PayPal, or by cheque. Details on the website 'Join Us' page.    

3: Look out for the meeting link which will be sent during the week before the talk. You may need to check your junk or spam folders in case it goes astray. If you have not received this link by the day before the meeting please try registering again or contact the Secretary. For reasons of security and copyright the meeting link should not be shared with anyone else.    

Remember, the registration link you will be given is specific to the meeting on 17 April. A new registration link will be issued for each future meeting.     

 

An additional evening meeting, Thursday 29 April,

(18:30 (London time GMT+1) for a start at 19:00) 

  Registration for this lecture will open as soon as possible after Rosalie David's talk on 17 April.  

 The talk will be 'virtual.'  

Anna Garnett will be giving us ‘An Update from the Petrie Museum

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology is one of the largest and most important collections of objects from Egypt and Sudan anywhere in the world. This talk will provide an update of recent work including an introduction to our newly-redeveloped entrance gallery.

 

Dr. Anna Garnett completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool with a focus on the sacred landscapes in Egypt’s Eastern Desert in the New Kingdom. She has worked as a ceramicist for several projects in Egypt e.g. Gurob, and Tell el-Amarna. In 2017, she was appointed Curator of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, where she cares for a collection of c. 80,000 objects spanning the history of Egypt and Sudan.

The fee for this meeting is £5 for both members and guests. As an extra meeting, the fee is not covered by the advance payments for the Saturday lectures.  
  

 The waiting room will open about 6.45pm for a 7 pm start.  
   
Zoom Meeting Joining Instructions  
   

To join the meeting on 29 April all you have to do is follow these steps:  


1: Click/tap on the registration link you have been sent. You will be asked to enter your name and email address to register for the meeting. Visitors please contact the Secretary at saesinfo55@gmail.com to obtain a link.   

2: If you have not already paid the meeting fee in advance, contact the Secretary at saesinfo55@gmail.com to arrange payment. Payments can be made by BACS transfer, through PayPal, or by cheque. Details on the website 'Join Us' page.  

3: Look out for the meeting link which will be sent during the week before the talk. You may need to check your junk or spam folders in case it goes astray. If you have not received this link by the day before the meeting please try registering again or contact the Secretary. For reasons of security and copyright the meeting link should not be shared with anyone else.  

Remember, the registration link you will be given is specific to the meeting on 29 April. A new registration link will be issued for each future meeting.   

Saturday 16 April 2022 

Mark Walker: '"A Real Egyptian Temple?" - The Iseum At Pompeii.'

The Temple of Isis at Pompeii was both destroyed and preserved by the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Its discovery in 1764 caused a sensation providing an insight into two lost ancient civilisations, Rome and Egypt.  Recently the Naples Archaeological Museum described it as "a real Egyptian temple" but how accurate is this description? Mark hopes to answer this question by comparing the Pompeii Iseum with contemporary temples of Isis in Egypt that were active in the First Century CE.   

Mark Walker is a founder Member and former Deputy Chair of SAES. 

 

An evening talk for late April or early May will be arranged nearer the time and details will appear here.