modernist heroines

modernist heroines

north west heroines of the 20th century

Rosalie David

Rosalie DavidPosted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:19:26

is a leading expert on Egyptian mummies. As Director of the Centre for Biomedical and Forensic Egyptology at the University of Manchester she has directed the Manchester Egyptian Mummy Research Project since 1973. This project has pioneered the 'Manchester Method' - the use of medical and scientific techniques to investigate ancient Egyptian mummies to detect evidence of disease and information about everyday life in ancient Egypt.

She was the first woman professor in Egyptology in Britain, and the first to receive an OBE in recognition of her services in Egyptology

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