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All About Mummies

Dr. Colleen Darnell

Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Knowledge Seeker

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About Dr. Colleen Darnell

A Yale-trained Egyptologist, Dr. Colleen Darnell has traveled the world researching hieroglyphic inscriptions. She led an archaeological expedition in Egypt that discovered a fifteen-hundred year old Roman settlement in the Eastern Desert, and with her husband, Professor John Darnell, published the first complete English translation of the texts in the Valley of the Kings. Dr. Darnell was the first to identify works of historical fiction written by the ancient Egyptians themselves. She shares her passion for Egyptology with “kids” of all ages.

About the class

Mummies may make for amazing Halloween costumes, but they’re so much more than that. Join Egyptologist Colleen Darnell to explore the world of mummies.You’ll learn why and how the ancient Egyptians mummified their leaders, relatives, and even pets. You’ll also see how archaeologists discover and preserve mummies — and what mummies can teach us about the ancient Egyptian world.


October 25
Monday @ 7:00 PM-7:45 PM EDT
1 x 45min session (45 minutes)
All ages welcome
(Best for grades 3-8)

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Introducing The After School Ancient Adventures Club

After exploring the world of Mummies with Dr. Colleen Darnell, journey to ancient civilizations and learn about long-lost treasures in the Ancient Adventures Club.