Discover the untold story of the painted linen mummy shroud excavated from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Montsuef.

Dr Margaret Maitland, Senior Curator of the Ancient Mediterranean and Lynn McClean, Principal Conservator of Paper and Textiles, examine the painted linen mummy shroud excavated from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Montsuef and describe how its conservation revealed an untold story.

Part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival

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When

5 Apr 2017
14:00 – 15:00

Where

Auditorium, Level 1

How much

Free, booking required

Booking information

Age 14+

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