Tuesday, January 7, 2014


A Mummy Revealed

The Mass General Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend its first evening lecture of 2014.  This panel discussion, "Padihersher:  A Mummy Revealed," will explore the life and death of the hospital's oldest patient -- 200 year old Theban mummy Padihershef. The discussion will explore the mummy's origins, and how he lived and died.  The information is the result of a year-long conservation project undertaken by the hospital to preserve this MGH icon.

The panel discussion, which features experts on Egyptology, neuroradiology, conservation and mummification, begins at 5:30 pm in the Ether Dome.  The event will be followed immediately with a reception in the museum, where an exhibit dedicated to the mummy conservation project will be launched.

For more information or to register for the program, please email mghhistory@partners.org or call 617-724-2755.  Seating will be limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve registration basis.

For more information about Padihershef and the year-long conversation project, please see the news articles on posted on our website.  Click "News and Events" on the left hand side navigation column.  Also, you can visit our Facebook page, "Padihershef Mummy" to become a friend of the museum and hospital.

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