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January 26, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS Catalysts Event: Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals Note: You must sign in to purchase HMNS Catalysts members tickets.       From a huge blue topaz crystal weighing more than 2,000 carats to a crystallized gold cluster that is one of the most highly coveted objects in the mineral kingdom, the spectacular specimens […]

Corundum: The Strangely Prolific Mineral
January 25, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Did you know that corundum is exactly half of everything you could ever want in a gemstone? The “big four” gemstones in the jewelry industry are diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald. Both ruby and sapphire are varieties of corundum, so although you may have never heard of it, the mineral we are discussing today […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
January 22, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Family Knights Festival   Saturday, January, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Explore the world of knights in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Experience their daily lives and meet knights and their horses. Presented by the Society of Creative Anachronism. There will also be an ancient games tournament from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Try your hand at […]

Amarna Art: What It Is And Why The Egyptians Tried To Erase It
January 19, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  By Emma Boehme, Marketing Intern   This limestone wall carving which can be found in our Hall of Ancient Egypt depicts Nefertiti and her two daughters. The artifact seems normal at first glance; however, upon closer look you can see that the cartouche at the top left, which would usually contain the hieroglyphs for […]

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