Wednesday, 24 OCTOBER           

19:00h                             Additional activities: Guided tour in the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona for conference attendees

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Thursday, 25 OCTOBER 

09:00 - 09:30h Registration
09:30 - 10:00h Opening
10:00 - 10:45h

Session chair: Professor Lisa Sabbahy, American University in Cairo (Egypt)

 1st session: Medicine in Ancient Egypt
10:00 - 10:45h

Keynote speaker: Professor Rosalie David, The University of Manchester (UK)

 “Epidemics and their aftermath in ancient Egypt”

10:45 - 11:00h Coffe break
11:00 - 13:30h Communications
13:30 - 15:00h Lunch
15:00 - 15:30h

Session chair: Dr. Maria Rosa Guasch-Jané, director of the Wine of Ancient Egypt/EGYWINE Project (Catalonia)

Keynote speaker: Professor Salima Ikram, American University in Cairo (Egypt)

"Images and analyses: Recent advances in mummy studies"

15:30 - 16:00h

Special communication: Professor Lisa Sabbahy, American University in Cairo (Egypt)

"An Update on Our Understanding of Disease in Ancient Egypt". 

   16:00 - 17:30h Session chair: Professor Salima Ikram, American University in Cairo (Egypt)
 2nd Session: Pharmacy and Vet in Ancient Egypt
16:00 - 17:30h Communications
17:30 - 18:00h

Keynote speaker: Professor Eva-Maria Geigl, Institut Jacques Monod, University Paris-Diderot/CNRS (France)

“An Egyptian cat tale told by ancient DNA?”


Additional activities: Visit to the Medieval Hospital of Santa Creu (14th century). See more

21.00h Gala Dinner - Senyor Parellada Restaurant. See more

Friday, 26 OCTOBER 

09:00 - 09:45h

Session chair: Professor Frank Rühli, University of Zürich (Switzerland)

Keynote speaker: Professor Sahar Saleem, Cairo University (Egypt)

 "Ancient Egyptian medicine and health in the eyes of modern science"

3rd Session: Palaeopathological diagnosis and New techniques applied to the study of human remains
09:45 - 10:45h Communications
10:45 - 11:00h Coffee Break
  11:00 - 11:30h

Session chair: Professor Rosalie David, University of Manchester ( UK)

Keynote speaker: Professor Frank Rühli, University of Zürich (Switzerland)

"Biomedical research on ancient Egyptian mummies." General perspectives and latest findings in the Valley of the Kings (KV 31, KV 40, KV 64) and Sheikh Abd el-Qurna (TT95)

  11:30 - 13:30h Communications
  13:30 - 15:00h Lunch
   15:30 - 16:00h

Session chair: Dr. Mikel Fernández, University of Barcelona (Catalonia)

Special communication:Dr. Albert isidro, University Hospital Sagrat Cor (Catalonia)

"Bone cancer in Ancient Egypt. State of Art"

4th Session: Mummification and Variations
16:00 - 17:00h Communications
17:00 - 17:30h

Special communication: Professor Jesús Herrerín, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain)

 “New light on the mummification process: attempts to improve the body for the afterlife”

17:30 - 18:00h

Special communication: Dr. Rosa Dinarès Solà, University Hospital General of Catalonia ( Catalonia)

 “Ebers and Edwin Smith papyri compared to paleopathological data found in bones and mummified remains”

18:00 - 18:15h Conclusions
  18:15 - 19:15h Posters session

Saturday, 27 OCTOBER 


Additional activities: Route to the unedited sites of the Roman city. See more