Wonder Women: Gifts for the Gods: Secrets of animal mummification in ancient Egypt
Manchester is home to some incredible scientists, both now and in the past. Take part in a hands-on practical science workshop based around Manchester Museum’s current exhibition, Gifts for the Gods; Animal mummies revealed. Gifts for the Gods is based on cutting edge bioarchaeological research conducted by Dr.Stephanie Atherton-Woolham and Dr Lidija McKnight from The Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank Project based at the University of Manchester. Their work uses modern scientific techniques to catalogue data from animal mummies in museum collection around the world.
During the hands on workshop participants will take on the role of the researcher and use analytical methods such as CT scans and light microscopy to reveal the secrets of animal mummification and find out what lies beneath the bandages of three of the animal mummies on display.
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