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The American Research Center in Egypt, New York Chapter (ARCE/NY), presents the following in our 2018 Fall/Winter Lecture Series:

Ancient Egyptian Medicine and Health in the Eyes of Modern Science

SPEAKER: Professor Sahar Saleem, M.D. Faculty of Medicine-Cairo University 
Upcoming ARCE Egyptology Lectures in New York

 •February 28, 2019. Dr. Jennifer Thum will be our speaker for our first annual Theodore N. Romanoff Lecture. The lecture is titled "The Medium is the Message: The Mechanics of Egyptian Royal Living-Rock Stelae” and will be held at 6:00 PM at ISAW.

March 14, 2019.  Dr. Betsy Bryan, President of the Board of Governors of the American Research Center in Egypt, Inc. and Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology,
Johns Hopkins University will present a lecture on a topic and at a location TBA. 

April 16, 2019. Dr. Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol will lecture on a topic and at a location TBA.

May 1, 2019. Dr. Julien Cooper, Research Associate in Egyptology, Yale University will lecture on a topic and at a location TBA.

June 20, 2019. Prof. Ogden Goelet and Dr. Sameh Iskander in co-operation with the National Arts Club, will speak at the National Arts Club on their recent work at Abydos. 

LOCATION: Egyptian Consulate, 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 586 New York, NY (48th St. and 1st Avenue)

TIME: 6:00 PM


Due to security considerations an R.S.V.P. is required. Please reply to [email protected]. No one will be admitted who is not on the guest list.

ABSTRACT: The lecture will discuss medical practice, health, and diseases of ancient Egyptians based on evidences from medical papyri, inscriptions, statues, tools, as well as forensic and radiographic findings in mummies and skeletons. The findings of the CT studies of the Pharaohs and queens of the New Kingdom will be discussed as an important source of information about health and diseases of ancient Egyptians. The medical practice, health, and diseases of ancient Egyptians will be compared with our current knowledge and modern practice.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Sahar Saleem, M.D. is a professor of radiology at the Faculty of Medicine-Cairo University and invited visitor professor in Western Ontario, Canada, and Tennessee, USA. In addition to practicing (classic) radiology, Saleem is a renowned expert in mummies and imaging in archaeology (paleo-radiology). She is a member of the Egyptian Mummy Project in Egypt since 2007 and did the CT studies of the Royal Egyptian Mummies at Cairo Egyptian Museum. Saleem collaborated in several archaeological projects in Egypt, UK, Sicily, US, and Canada. She has several discoveries published in scientific journals (such as mummification secrets of subcutaneous packing and solving the mystery of death of Ramesses III). She is also the author of Scanning the Pharaohs book winner of CHOICE, Outstanding Academic Title 2016 and PROSE Award Popular Science book in 2017.