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Emails from the other side: our Museum Mummy reaches out
April 29, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

As the Digital Media Editor, I get a lot of strange emails. Some are from spambots offering awkward praise for our blog. Others are more direct, like “What is a Digital Media Editor even for, anyway?” and “Why isn’t everything free, everywhere, always?” But the strangest — and most exciting — email I’ve received lately […]

Educator How-To: Deciphering Papyrus with the Egyptian Book of the Dead
April 26, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Background: The Book of the Dead, ironically, is not a book at all, but rather a diverse collection of magical spells intended to aid the dead in successfully navigating the complicated and oft tumultuous process of reaching the afterlife. The bulk of the 200-plus spells discovered to date were created on papyrus, and a few […]

Field Notes: Dr. Peter Lacovara on the Mystery of the Osirion
April 25, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: Peter Lacovara, Senior Curator at Emory University’s Carlos Museum, has worked on numerous expeditions in Egypt and published several books on his work and experience, including The Pyramids and Sphinx, Tombs and Temples of Giza, and Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptology. Other blogs in this series can be […]

Dinosaurs in three dimensions: See Jurassic Park 3D on Houston’s biggest screen — complete with a Jurassic Paleo Hall tour
April 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

It’s the cult classic that launched a thousand fascinations with fossils. Influenced a generation of dinosaur devotees. Made you forever fear wilderness toilets, whether stranded on a prehistoric amusement park/island or just camping in Pedernales. Now Jurassic Park is back in 3D, and this, well, this you’ve got to see. And where else than at […]

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Native American Heritage Month

Dirk Van Tuerenhout · December 1, 2021, 11:24 am

Dear Haereata, Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to the day you visit the museum. Kind regards, Dirk Van Tuerenhout

Haereata Poutapu · November 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hi. My name is Haereata and I love the poem. Highly impressed that you will have a permanent Indian exhibition. I am from New Zealand (Aotearoa) and I am an indigenous Māori. My tribe is Waikato who are one of four Iwi (tribe) groups from our ancestral canoe called Tainui. I hope one day to visit the Museum to experience the exhibition. Kind regards.

From Our Collections: a Manangya katsina

Grant Jones · November 15, 2021, 11:37 am

I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

CAROL RITTER · November 14, 2021, 9:20 am

very interesting! I saw the wonderful event wherein Venus appeared to be in the arms of the new moon (was that a poem by Sir Patrick Spence?) Your picture of the airplane in front of the full moon is dated.


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