b'Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits from Roman EgyptMarch 2, 2 p.m. (Bradford Movie Theater)From southern France, we return to Egypt. But, at a different point in Egyptian history the arrival of Romans during the reign of Cleopatra VII. The Romans incorporated aspects of Egyptian religion into their own pantheon of gods and goddesses. They also adopted mummification with an interesting twist. Romans would have their portraits painted on wood panels and displayed in their homes. Upon their death, the panels would be positioned over the face of the deceased and incorporated into the mummy wrappings. Not only are these images astonishingly realistic, but appear not unlikecontemporary portraits. Join us as we view, discussing their impact on Egyptian ritual. Medicine in Ancient Egypt (Part I)April 3, 2 p.m. (Ashcroft Movie Theater)Were the ancient Egyptians able to comprehend human anatomy? Further, did they practice medicine as we might recognize it today? As well see in this lecture, the answer to both questions is yes. Not only do we find physical evidence of medical procedures performed on ancient Egyptian remains, but we can also view detailed proof on Egyptian papyri (paper) of procedures that appear to be uncannily similar to modern medicine. Together, well uncover ancient Egypts medical world, the role that magic played in medicine, and examine actual cases from recent excavations in the cemeteries behind the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. 45'