Second Vatican Coffin Conference


The Vatican Museums are organizing the Second Vatican Coffin Conference with regards to the “Vatican Coffin Project”. From June 6 to 9, 2017 world-reknowed scholars will exchange information on the inherent techniques for the decorated wooden sarcophagi of ancient Egypt.

Much time will also be dedicated to the discussions concerning results of the scientific analyses applied to the study of the sarcophagus. In fact, the technique of its construction is part of a vaster context than other artifacts: a certain environment, a socio-economic prospect, a precise ideology, and a level of progress.

The Second Vatican Coffin Conference is the second convention organized by the Vatican Museums with regards to the “Vatican Coffin Project”. The first convention, held in June, 2013, had the most important scholars of the sector participate, and discussed the principle themes concerning this interesting class of study.