LET’S TALK: Ancient Egyptian Bodies: Medicine, surgery and magic

Queensland Museum


Medicine and magic were inextricably linked in the lives of ancient Egyptians. Texts from that time provide detailed accounts of treating trauma, chronic infections, parasitic infestations and gynaecological issues using natural compounds, amulets and incantations. Serena Love will share a fascinating glimpse into how this intriguing ancient civilisation understood their bodies, their health and their places in the world.

Show your Let’s Talk ticket to redeem free entry to Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibition located on Level 3 of the Queensland Museum, directly after the show at 11.40am or 12 noon sessions.

LET’S TALK is presented with support from program partner Inspiring Australia.


Serena Love


Serena Love

Dr Serena Love is an archaeologist and has spent the past 24 years working at various sites in Egypt, Turkey, Israel, and Iraq. Her fascination with archaeology was cultivated from...

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Queensland Museum & Science Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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