Weinberg Lecture on Egyptology—Ancient Ink: Discovering the Tattooed Women of Ancient Egypt
Until recently, the practice of tattooing in ancient Egypt was rarely attested, with only scant evidence from a handful of mummified individuals spanning Pharaonic Egypt’s more than 3,000-year history. However, recent discoveries—including our own from Deir el-Medina—have rewritten what we once thought about the practice.
This talk delivered by Dr. Anne Austin coalesces physical and art historical evidence to offer some of the most comprehensive interpretations we have to date on the practice of tattooing in ancient Egypt.
Photo: Courtesy of Anne Austin