This Saturday join the Manchester Ancient Egypt Society for a fantastic study day revealing the latest findings from human remains at the village of Deir el-Medina! A packed programme with lectures from Rosalie David OBE, Roger Forshaw, Keith White, Anne Austin and Amandine Merat. Guests are welcome – tickets are £40 and you can book on Eventbrite here:
Deir el-Medina has for many years provided extensive archaeological and inscriptional evidence about the daily lives of this special community. In recent years, however, a new mission has focused on examining the human remains of these families from the nearby tombs. The mission, carried out under the auspices of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and the IFAO, was initiated and is led by Professor Anne Austin and now also includes a team from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, University of Manchester.
At this study-day, members of the mission will present some recent discoveries and discuss issues relating to disease, dental conditions, diet (including water provision at the site), and textiles associated with the burials.