In 1906 a mummy and its coffin were donated to Bristol Museum by the Egypt Exploration Fund and given the museum catalogue number Ha7386.
Very little information was known about the mummy, apart from where it had been found. No-one even knew whether the mummy inside the coffin was the preserved body of a man or a woman.
This would probably have remained the case until the memorable summer of 1976, when soaring humidity levels started to have an adverse effect on the mummy and its wrappings.
The decision was made to investigate the mummy and its protective wooden coffin, to find out as much information as possible before they deteriorated further. Whose body had been mummified? What did they look like? When did they live?
In 1981 a team of experts, including staff and academics from Bristol Museum and the University of Bristol, was created to try and find the answers to these questions and many more.
This lunchtime talk explores the work and findings of the Bristol Mummy Project and unwraps the story of an ancient Egyptian who lived over 3,000 years ago.
Speaker: Jane Hack, Senior Engagement Officer – Formal Learning.
How to take part
This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 11am on Thursday 29 April.
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