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Egyptian, Coffin of Pedi-Osiris, 305 BC–AD 30, carved and painted wood and gold, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Alice Pratt Brown Museum Fund.

Family Talk “How Did They Do That? Egyptian Mummies”

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Presented by Patricia Remler, Egyptologist

Hear the amazing story of using ancient techniques to make a modern mummy! They took the brains out through the nose; they took the guts out through a cut in the abdomen; then they preserved the body with spices and wrapped it in bandages. Presto chango, a mummy was made—just as the ancient Egyptians did thousands of years ago.

Patricia Remler teaches Egyptology and Egyptian art for Long Island University. An author and photographer, she has worked on projects with her husband, Egyptologist Bob Brier. She has served as researcher for four Learning Channel documentaries (Pyramids, Tombs, and Mummies; The Great Egyptians; Napoleon's Obsession: The Quest for Egypt; and Unwrapped, The Mysterious World of Mummies) and is the author of several children’s books, including Egyptian Mythology AZ. Her photographs have appeared in Archaeology magazine and many foreign publications.

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Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Michael C. Linn in memory of his mother Patricia G. Linn; the National Museum of Korea; Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; The Boeing Company; An Anonymous Donor; Mr. William J. Hill; Cameron International Corporation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.

Community Partner: The Archaeological Institute of America – Houston Society