Egyptology Evening talk by Dr Campbell Price Bolton Central Library and Museum, Thursday 13 June, 7pm Explore Egyptology with our invited guest speakers! Talks will take place on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm. Our third talk is ‘Unwrapping the Two Brothers: Mummies, Manchester and Misrepresentation’ by Dr Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and the Sudan at The Manchester Museum'. The intact tomb group of Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankh is a star attraction of Manchester Museum’s Egyptology collection. Coffin inscriptions identify the men as sons of the same woman, Khnum-aa, giving them their popular name: the Two Brothers. The mummies date from the second half of the twelfth dynasty (c.1900 – 1783 BC) and when they were unwrapped in 1908 by Margaret Murray they were found to be poorly preserved. Further investigations of their remains and goods have shed more light on their lives and deaths. Tomb groups were normally split up across different museums which all part-funded the excavation. However, after the tomb’s discovery in 1907, Flinders Petrie petitioned to have the entire assemblage transported to Manchester. Please book via Eventbrite, cost: £5. There is no cost for children (no need to book via Eventbrite) but they must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Thu 13 June , 7pm
Admission: Please book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/egyptology-evening-talks-tickets-58512577695