Death is an unpleasant fact shared by all human cultures, ancient or modern. The ways by which human populations deal with the burial of the deceased is as varied as humans are themselves. In ancient Egypt, the practice of mummifying the dead in preparation for burial spanned thousands of years, changed considerably through time, and still occupies a prominent place in modern culture. This highly illustrated lecture examines the history and methods for preparing the dead for burial as practiced for more than 3,000 years, from the Predynastic Period to the time of the last pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra VII. Appropriate for Middle School Age and aboveThis lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Contact Chris Maloney at the Ocean City Free Public Library for more information.