The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt: What Do You Do Before You Become A Mummy?

Date: November 6, 2005

Date: Sunday, November 6
Time: 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Location: Metropolitan Museum, New York
Cost: $40 for professional development
Contac Hours: 4
Cutoff Date: October 24

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The causes of illnesses were little understood in ancient Egypt, and their prevention and cure was a major concern for most Egyptians:one that informs much of ancient Egyptian art but has received relatively little attention. Learn about the medical knowledge and practices of ancient Egyptians, their expression in the art produced, and the role played by magic. Tour the new exhibit featured in The New York Times on September 10.

Lecture: “The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt” – James Allen, curator, Egyptian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Film: “Papyrus” (1983). Shows how the papyrus plant grows, is harvested, and used for paper, baskets, and other objects.

Lecture: “Magic within the Medical Practices of Ancient Egypt” – Robert K.
Ritner, professor of Egyptology, University of Chicago

This program may be combined with other IHARE programs for teachers who need additional contact hours.