Tutankhamun: 100 Years of Forensic Investigation with Dr. Sofia Aziz
August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday, August 5, 2023
November 2022 marked the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s 18th dynasty tomb. Howard Carter and his team unearthed a hidden treasure trove – the likes of which the world had never seen. Due to the sheer magnitude of artefacts and the precision with which Howard Carter attempted to document everything, it was not until 1925 that the autopsy of Tutankhamun was carried out. Over the years Tutankhamun’s mummy would be examined on three further occasions. What did the first autopsy reveal? What have recent CT studies added to our understanding of Tutankhamun’s health, cause of death and mummification techniques?
About our Speaker:Dr. Sofia Aziz is a Biomedical Egyptologist with a life-long passion for ancient Egypt. She has been involved in a notable list of publications, consults, and has appeared in a variety of documentaries and tv series.
Her primary interest lies within the realm of Egyptian Medicine and Mummification Methods which crosses into a multitude of other disciplines and topics. Her focus has been on understanding the health of the ancient Egyptians and the diseases they suffered from. She is thrilled to be a part of this fascinating growing area of research and is available to provide consultation, talks/discussions and provide professional research and expertise for upcoming (multimedia) opportunities.
Sofia is the recipient of the 2022 award for outstanding achievement in Biomedical Egyptology. Her research involves analysing radiological datasets, examining the palaeopathological records and medical papyri to further develop a better understanding of the people of ancient Egypt. www.sofiaaziz.com
2:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10.00. Pre-registration is required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online here: Tutankhamun Registration
A link to the presentation will be emailed to you on August 4.