Modern Science Solves Mysteries of KC Museum Mummy Bundles
Renowned cardiologist, Dr. Randall Thompson of Saint Luke’s Health System and member of the international HORUS group of mummy researchers will reveal detailed research findings regarding Kansas City Museum Mummy Bundles currently on display in Mummies of the World: The Exhibition at Union Station. The mummy bundles were carefully transported from Union Station to Saint Luke’s Hospital – Plaza location the morning of September 6th to begin their 8-week journey of discovery. Who were they? When had they lived? Where was their home? What were the circumstances of their deaths? Dr. Thompson will share in-depth details from research recently completed via CT Scanning, Carbon 14 Dating and expert interpretation provided the HORUS group – including experts from Kansas City, Minnesota, California, Miami, Egypt, Europe, Mexico and Peru. This 45 minute lecture is sure to engage both the casual and devoted fans of history, mystery, modern science and all things “Mummy”.
Dr. Thompson Biography:
Dr. Thompson is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and Greenville, South Carolina and has practiced medicine with Saint Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants since 1995. He earned his undergraduate college and medical school degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and served a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Before moving to Kansas City, Dr. Thompson was a consultant in cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and Jacksonville, FL.
Dr. Thompson’s specialties include clinical cardiology and the fields of nuclear cardiology and cardiac and vascular CT. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Thompson has received numerous honors including AOA Medical Honorary Society, Top Docs of Kansas City, and the Alan Forker Cardiovascular Teaching Award.
Dr. Thompson work as a cardiologist interested in mummies began in 2009 with a trip to Egypt to explore and uncover atherosclerosis in mummies maintained in the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo. From there he and the HORUS group have traveled the world to mummies from different regions, lifestyles and times, including Peru, to further explore this question. As in our Union Station mummies, Dr. Thompson has CT scanned other Peruvian bundles and this work, along with mummies from the other regions have been well published in high impact medical journals as well as mainstream media. Dr. Thompson’s knowledge of the various mummies, local cultures and rituals and lifestyles made him a great resource to uncover the background and history of our own Peruvian mummy bundles.