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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Fwd: Ancient Art Council - Lecture - Saturday - 5 November - 2:00 pm (PDT) - Jonathan Elias

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

@ de Young Museum



Supporting Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Legion of Honor | de Young Museum


 In person and live stream

Saturday, 5 November, 2:00 PM (PDT)
Koret Auditorium | de Young Museum | Golden Gate Park
Live stream (please click here)

Dr. Jonathan Elias


Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium

Ozymandias Undertaken:

an overview of New Kingdom mummification patterns

There can be little doubt that when the body of pharaoh Ramses IIwas prepared for burial, 

Egyptian embalmers applied state-of-the-art methods to it. But what were those methods and 

how did they compare to the treatments lavished on other mummies of the time? 

While intact mummies of the Nineteenth Dynasty are relatively rare, it is possible, nevertheless, 

to reconstruct the principles recognized by professional embalmers of the period through reference 

to the writings of Ramesside times and by examining data acquired in historical unwrappings 

and in modern CT studies. This presentation will take a fresh look at how mummification 

developed for elite and common people alike during the New Kingdom.

This program is supported by Elizabeth Moyer, PhD, and Michael Powanda, PhD; 

Bernard and Jane von Bothmer, in honor of the late Bernard V. Bothmer;

and Sheila Wishek.


Lecture is free and open to the public.

Seating is limited and unassigned.

The Koret Auditorium will open its doors at 1:30 pm.


Fall 2022Winter 2023 Programs

In person or live stream

Koret Auditorium | de Young Museum:

Saturday, 5 November, 2:00 pm (PDT): Jonathan Elias, Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium

Gunn Theater | Legion of Honor:

Saturday, 3 December, 2:00 pm (PST): Carey Perloff will return with a rehearsed reading of Euripides' Helen

Koret Auditorium | de Young Museum

Saturday, 21 January 2023, 2:00 pm (PST): Rita Freed, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Saturday, 28 January 2023, 2:00 pm (PST): David Silverman, University of Pennsylvania

Saturday, 4 February 20232:00 pm (PST): Rita Lucarelli, University of California, Berkeley



Exhibition at the de Young Museum

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

 through 12 February 2023

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