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.