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How to Handle a Mummy: A Burial Ritual from Greco-Roman Egypt

Jacco Dieleman Published 2017

How to Handle a Mummy: A Burial Ritual from Greco-Roman Egypt - Jacco Dieleman

In this public lecture, hosted by the Institute on April 28, Jacco Dieleman, Member (2016) in the School of Historical Studies, Associate Professor of Egyptology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a 2016­–17 Shelby Cullom Davis Fellow at Princeton University, presents "How to Handle a Mummy: A Burial Ritual from Greco-Roman Egypt." Dieleman first reconstitutes the so-called Artemis Liturgical Papyrus, which preserves the instructions and incantations for the burial of a woman named Artemis during the late Hellenistic or early Roman, then reconstructs the ritual proceedings, revealing how Egyptian scribes dealt with their cultural heritage at a time when Egyptian society was undergoing rapid social and cultural change.