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Forensic Egyptology

Feature Presentation

British Museum mummy with broken jaw British Museum mummy with broken jaw. Courtesy of Craig Hagenmaier, Toshiba.Modern medical and scientific technology has changed the way we look at ancient Egyptian mummies.  Computerised Tomography (CT) scanning and microscopy are unlocking the secrets of mummies and allowing us to see inside the mummified bodies.  Janet Davey, Forensic Egyptologist, will show how new non-invasive technologies can show us how the ancient Egyptians mummified bodies, the injuries that may have killed them and some unexplained objects that were used by the ancient Egyptian embalmers.

About the speaker

Janet Davey holds an MSc in Forensic Egyptology from The University of Manchester UK.  She is currently a final year PhD Candidate in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University where she is investigating 14 child mummies using Computerised Tomography (CT) scanning. Janet has travelled extensively for her research into ancient Egyptian mummies, spending a year in Cairo when she worked at the Egyptian Museum.  She has links with the British Museum where she has been studying the museum’s collection of mummies. Janet has lectured both in Australia and internationally on the subject of using modern medical and scientific technology to study ancient Egyptian mummies.

Event Details

09 June 2012, 01:00 PM
Theatre, Level 2, Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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