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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Reminder: Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine - Northern Cal. ARCE Egyptology Lecture Sept. 9

We have an excellent talk coming up this Sunday about the results of an interdisciplinary study of
two mummies at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hope you can make it!



The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter, and the Near Eastern Studies
Department, University of California, Berkeley, invite you to attend a lecture by *Renée Dreyfus,
PhD, **Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: **
**Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine

*Sunday, September 9, 3 pm**
**Room 20 Barrows Hall**
**UC Berkeley Campus
(Near the intersection
of Bancroft Way
and Barrow Lane)/

About the Lecture:
Scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and conservators have worked together to
explore two of the Fine Arts Museums' mummies and, in this talk, Dr. Dreyfus will interpret their
findings about how these individuals lived, died, and were prepared for eternity. This
interdisciplinary team has made use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques, more commonly used on
the living, and their discoveries have revealed vast differences between these two
mummies--Irethorrou, a priest from an important family living in Akhmim about 2,600 years ago and an
older woman known as "Hatason" who died perhaps 500 years earlier and may have come from Asyut.

***About the Speaker:

* **Renée Dreyfus is Curator in Charge of Ancient Art and Interpretation at the Fine Arts Museums of
San Francisco.  She received her MA in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University and her PhD in
Near Eastern Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Her exhibitions and publications
are numerous: she was curator of the King Tut exhibition in San Francisco twice, was co-curator of
Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh with Candy Keller and Catharine Roehrig (Berkeley alumnae),
recently installed Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World—and is co-editor and author for
its accompanying catalogue—and just opened Islam and the Classical Heritage at the Legion of Honor.
She has a keen interest in the Near East and its interconnections with the Egyptian and Classical
worlds, which gives her a unique perspective on the cultural heritage and artistic development in


Parking is available in U.C. lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends for a fee. Ticket
dispensing machines accept either $5 bills or $1 bills, and debit or credit cards. The Underhill lot
can be entered from Channing way off College Avenue. Parking is also available in lots along
Bancroft, and on the circle drive in front of the Valley Life Sciences building.

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