A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
Mummies Magic and Medicine
The Truth Behind the Bandages with Dr Campbell Price

Sunday 20th October 2019 at 3:00 pm

Ancient Egyptian mummies are synonymous in the popular imagination with curses, magic spells and retribution from beyond the grave. The myth of the vengeful mummy, its supernatural wrath provoked by an incursion into its tomb, derive from a series of novels written by women in Victorian times, including Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women). But do these lumbering bandaged monsters bear any relation to the real occupants of Egyptian sarcophagi?

Campbell Price’s talk will explore why we are so fascinated with the ancient Egyptian dead and whether it reveals more about our own anxieties and prejudices than it informs us about ancient Egypt.

Tickets £12 including a Hendrick's Gin Cocktail. Please click here to buy.

Dr Campbell Price
Dr Campbell Price is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, one of the UK’s largest Egyptology collections. He undertook his BA, MA, and PhD in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, where he is now an Honorary Research Fellow. He is the co-editor of 'Mummies, Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt', and author of 'Pocket Museum: Ancient Egypt' (2018) and 'Golden Mummies of Egypt' (forthcoming).

The Venue - Brompton Cemetery