The Mummy: Ancient Craft; Modern Science

An Online Lecture by Dr Robert Loynes

KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, The University of Manchester

In 2019 the mummy Nes-Amun that is currently on display at the Atkinson was taken to Aintree Hospital and given a full CT scan. This talk will look at some of the findings of this examination and discuss some of the processes of mummification.

Dr Robert Loynes is a retired Orthopaedic Surgeon who retrained as an Egyptologist with a particular interest in research into ancient Egyptian mummification and mortuary practices and techniques using CT scans to analyse morphological changes and pathologies.

Booking is required before 4pm on 7 April. The talk will be presented using Zoom. You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting just after 4pm on 7 April.


Joining a Zoom meeting is quick and easy!

You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting. Open your email invitation and click the ‘join Zoom meeting’ link. You will then be prompted to either ‘download & run Zoom’ or ‘launch from your browser’. If the host has not yet started the meeting, a message will appear and you will be ‘let in’ when the host starts the meeting. If the host has already started the meeting you will automatically join the group. You are not required to have/turn on your own video and audio, unless you wish to do so. The Atkinson is unable to offer technical support to participants.