KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology

Archaelogical dig Unpacking the sarcophagus Archaelogical dig Peter Sweetman, Manchester Museum

Supported by the Wellcome Trust and Leverhulme Trust

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Research conducted in the KNH Centre concentrates on the use of biomedical science to enhance our understanding of the peoples and societies of ancient Egypt and Nubia.

Our partners

Egyptology Online: online certificate, diploma and short courses in Egyptology, run from the Faculty of Life Sciences.

Egyptology at The Manchester Museum:

Ancient Worlds

Egypt at the Manchester Museum

Manchester Archaeological Science Network:

Manchester Archaeological Science

Our events...

EXHIBITION: Gifts for the Gods

STUDY DAY: Meeting the Gods: Interactions between Mortals and the Divine

Saturday 13th February, 2016 | 09:15 - 16:30 | Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum

Our focus

The Centre's research covers a range of questions concerning ancient animal and human remains. Some examples include:

The Perth Mummy Project

The Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank Project

Unwrapped: the investigation of Manchester Mummy 1770

Our work

Short video of the work we do - produced by the Faculty of Life Sciences.