Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host archaeologist Robert Connolly from the University of Liverpool Thurs., April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Knox Room, Long Hall. He will discuss “Mummies of the 18th Dynasty: New Approaches to Ancient Evidence.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Connolly will discuss current techniques and results in the examination of 18th-dynasty Egyptian mummies. The lecture will cover several disputed topics, including the possible cause of Tutankhamen’s death; as yet unpublished data on relationships within the dynasty; and the mystery of the two stillborns or young babies found in Tutankhamen’s tomb.

Connolly holds the position of lecturer in anatomy in the department of human anatomy at the University of Liverpool. He has conducted forensic research on human remains from the Bronze Age, through the historical periods, and all the way to modern, high profile police cases. Connolly was part of the team that studied Lindow Man, a naturally mummified bog body dating to the 1st century AD. During Connolly’s 40 years of studying mummies of 18th-dynasty Egypt, he has explored such topics as ancient family.

Additionally, the Bible Lands Museum at PTS will be open to visitors from 6:00-7:15 p.m. and after the lecture. Contact the Museum at 412-924-1394 for more information.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.