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18:00 - 19:00 21 May 2012

The Mummy's Curse: The True Story of an Edwardian Rumour


Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck University

Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck) explores the cultural history of the curse of the British Museum mummy from the late 19th Century until the 1920s. This talk will reconstruct the true story of Thomas Douglas Murray, friend of Wallis Budge and Flinders Petrie, who donated an allegedly haunted mummy case to the British Museum in 1889. A story of Egyptology, spiritualism, and sensational journalism.


Debbie Challis
+44 (0) 20 7679 4138 | d.challis@ucl.ac.uk


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