Decomposing and Recomposing the Ancient Egyptian Body Find us
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University
Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, Assistant Professor at Emory’s Oxford College, will discuss the different approaches the ancient Egyptians took to recognizing, managing, and revering the natural deconstruction of the body. While there is no doubt that mummification was an incredibly important element of the ancient Egyptian mortuary sphere, other natural transformations of the physical body were just as critical to the post-mortem process. Much like many other components of the ancient Egyptian worldview, decomposition was recorded in the religious texts in both negative and positive ways.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.