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Ancient Egyptian Coffins: past – present – future

The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge is hosting a conference on ancient Egyptian coffins, to be held at the Judge Business School from 7–9 April 2016.

The themes of the conference focus on three areas:

  • past: the development of coffins in antiquity, including technological, iconographic and text-based studies
  • present: the post-antiquity history of coffins
  • future: developments in the technical examination and analysis of coffins

The conference language will be English. Papers will last no more than 20 minutes, and will be grouped together in ten sessions; the draft programme can be downloaded here. There will also be a poster session. The conference will conclude with the Glanville Lecture, to be given by Dr John H. Taylor, Assistant Keeper, The British Museum on Saturday 9 April at 5 pm.

To register, please use the following link: Ancient Egyptian Coffins: past - present - future