Case Study 4 – Mummies

Four times throughout the semester you will be assigned a Case Study that you will present with your group on an assigned reading or topic. 

Our fourth topic is Mummies in Public History. You will be assigned a specific mummy, and with a partner, and you will give a quick (NO MORE than 5 minute) presentation to the class on your assignment. You will also turn in a short summary here where you include your notes for the presentation, and your sources you used for the presentation.  

Because we have such limited time, PLEASE make sure you keep your time to 5 minutes. These should be brief and concise and should contain all the quick info. Make sure you and your partner share the responsibility of the assignment. 

For the presentation to the class:

Include:

  1. Who is your mummy? (Where are they from, class, gender, anything of importance)
  2. Where are they now? How did they get there? 
  3. How have science and history used this body for more information?
  4. Is the body on display? Where? 
  5. Should it be there or somewhere else? Any other ethical considerations? 
  6. Anything else important or interesting? 
  7. Don’t forget to send me your slide! 

For your assignment to turn in here, answer these questions:

  1. Who is your mummy? (Where are they from, class, gender, anything of importance)
  2. Where are they now? How did they get there? 
  3. How have science and history used this body for more information?
  4. Is the body on display? Where? 
  5. Should it be there or somewhere else? Any other ethical considerations? 
  6. Anything else important or interesting? 
  7. What sources did you use? Use a bibliography and make sure you are using GOOD sources (Reference the CRAAP document in our Resources tab if you need guidance). 
  8. How did you divide your work with your partners? What grade would you give them? Yourself? 

Mummies List:

Tutankhamun KV62
Ramses II
The Younger Lady from KV35
Nesyamun (Leeds Museum)
Gebelein Man (British Museum)
Mysterious Lady (National Museum in Warsaw)
Ahmose-Nefertari (TT320)
Amenhotep I
KV55 Mummy (is it Akhenaten? Someone else?)
“Dancer” mummy