Thursday, April 7, 2011

King Tut's death and other mummy mysteries

An archaeologist who has studied the death of King Tutankhamen (14th century BC) will speak Thursday April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Knox Room of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in East Liberty.

Robert Connolly of the University of Liverpool is an authority on mummies -- including that of the Lindow man, a first century man found in 1984 in a bog in England. His free lecture on "Mummies of the 18th Dynasty: New Approaches to Ancient Evidence" is part of the seminary's archaeology program, which includes the James L Kelso Bible Lands Museum. The museum itself will be open to the public 6-7:15 p.m. that evening, and after the lecture.

The lecture will include new theories about the death of the young Egyptian ruler popularly known as King Tut, including research on the remains of two infants found in his tomb. For more information call the museum at 412-924-1394.

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