Mummies, Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt

  • September 17, 2013 · 6:30 PM



Mummies, Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Giant Screen Theater

Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Dr.

Bob Brier, Egyptologist, Senior Research Fellow, Long Island University

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science 

Egyptian physicians were the most skilled and innovative in the ancient world – the first to divide medicine into specialties and the first to practice brain surgery. Through various medical papyri, we’ll trace the beginning of “the necessary art” from mummification and magic to clinical practice through various medical papyri.

Dig Into Science – 5:30 – 6:00 pm

Prelecture tour of mummies in the HMNS Egyptian Hall.  Free with lecture ticket.

HMNS and AIA Members – $ 12.00

General Admission – $ 18.00

Tickets available online, by phone at[masked], or at HMNS box office.

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  • John M.

    Looks like work will keep me away as well. But there are several others who will round up the troops.

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Jill M.

      Both Daniel B and I are here.

      September 17, 2013

    • Jill M.

      Am in line now.

      September 17, 2013

  • Amy

    Oh my! Ancient Egypt and medicine! Can't wait!! I will try to get there by 5:15. It will depend on traffic.

    September 10, 2013

    • Amy

      I had a slight change in plans due for a work deadline. I am so bummed that I am missing this!

      September 17, 2013

  • John M.

    Oh yeah ... this lecture comes with a free tour of the new Eqypt hall for those with time to take it. Make sure you are there by 5:15 PM instead of by 6:15 PM for those only coming to the 6:30 PM lecture. I think I'm qualified for that tour for any that would like to have my own comments ... but there are many others who do this tour more often.

    September 10, 2013

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