Virtual Lecture with an Egyptologist: Flinders Petrie on Golden Mummies, Race, and Faces
British Egyptologist Flinders Petrie was keen on matching skulls with mummy masks and portraits and identifying what he believed to be racial types. Join Dr. Campbell Price as he discusses Petrie’s discovery of the golden mummies at Hawara and how Petrie’s study and interpretation have perpetuated racial biases and hierarchies in Egyptology.
This virtual lecture is part of Golden Mummies of Egypt educational programming and is supported by the Gerhard L. Weinberg Endowment Fund.
About the presenter
Campbell Price is curator of Egypt and Sudan at the Manchester Museum, which holds one of the UK’s largest Egyptology collections. He is the author of Pocket Museum: Ancient Egypt (2018) and a new book to accompany the exhibition Golden Mummies of Egypt (2020).
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