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The Iredell Museum mummy is 3,000 years old and is the only mummy on exhibition in North Carolina. The Iredell mummy dates from the 22nd Dynasty known as the Lybian Dynasty and mummies from this period are rare and few mummy ensembles (3 to 5 nested coffins) like Iredell's have survived. This talk covers her century long journey to Statesville and how modern technology is helping to solve some of the mummies mysteries.
Melinda Herzog is a native Texan and a graduate of Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in both History and Studio Art. She also was a Graduate Fellow in Ibero-American History and American History Trans-Mississippi at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and received a Masters of Arts in Museum Administration with a specialty in Historic Preservation and Interpretation from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Her career included museum administration, restoration and interpretation of historic properties in Alabama, Texas, New Jersey, and Virginia before moving to North Carolina in 2006 to assume the directorship of the Catawba County Historical Association where she served until 2015. She currently holds the directorship of the Iredell Museums in Statesville, NC where she recently designed and installed an exhibition entitled The Mummy Treasure of Al Faiyum featuring a 22nd Dynasty Egyptian Mummy, the only mummy exhibited in North Carolina.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx