Enter via Kress entrance on east as the museum will be closed.
Death and the physical remains of a once living person can elicit a huge range of human reactions, from fear and revulsion to reverence and intrigue. This talk will examine the relationship between the dead and the living in the ancient Near East. It will consider whether we can see changes over time in how human remains were being treated and explore what these patterns might tell us about human belief and mortality.
Admission to the lecture is free. Reception to follow. After the lecture, if you are interested in joining us for dinner at a nearby restaurant to welcome the speaker to Philadelphia, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 19.