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18 April 2020

 

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 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.   

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