Art, Sex and Death in Graeco-Roman Egypt
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Graeco-Roman funerary material excavated by Flinders Petrie from the site of Hawara presents a mix of styles that he characterised as “gaudy.” Yet these items highlight both ancient expectations for the afterlife – focused on the transformation of the body – and modern attitudes to beauty and value. This lecture reviews some of Petrie’s finds and the opinions of his and others to understand our collective obsession with ‘Ancient Egypt’.

Dr Campbell Price is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, one of the UK’s largest Egyptology collections. Whilst studying Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, he worked on several archaeological projects in Egypt. His main research interests include Egyptian elite culture and the popular reception of ‘Ancient Egypt’ in the modern world. Campbell is the curator of the exhibition ‘Golden Mummies of Egypt’, which opens at the Buffalo Museum of Science on February 8th 2020. He has published widely and lectured internationally.

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