Saturday, December 14, 3:30 pm
Unwrapping the Mummy: Hollywood Fantasies, Egyptian Realities
Mummies have been a source of fascination for centuries—recently evidenced by Universal Pictures' remake of The Mummy (1999), for which Dr. Stuart Tyson Smith, Chair of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, was a consultant. Drawing upon his own work for The Mummy, and archaeology at Luxor's Theban Necropolis and in Sudanese Nubia, Dr. Smith explores some modern myths about mummies, and the fascinating insights that can be gained from studying the "equipment" buried with mummies for the afterlife. Sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt—PA Chapter. Admission: $8, general public; $5, Penn Museum members; free for ARCE-PA members. For more information, visit www.arce-pa.org.