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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 […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
January 17, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

The Educator Event @HMNS   Save the Date! Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to present The Educator Event @HMNS, generously supported by Shell, on January 20, 2018. This conference-style event gives educators a unique chance to learn about the educational opportunities provided by museums, educational nonprofits and local […]

Medieval Medicine: Welcome to the A-POO-thecary
January 12, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  If you’re just joining us on our slightly nauseating journey through the wonders of Medieval medicine, you may want to check out the first blog in this series. If you’re already on board, I promised you poop and it is poop you are going to get! I feel there is a Freudian joke there, […]

Sky Happenings In January, 2018
January 10, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

      The Great Square of Pegasus sets in the western sky. Taurus, the Bull, is almost overhead.  Dazzling Orion, the Hunter is high in the southeast, with his two dogs behind him.  Sirius, the Big Dog Star, is the brightest star we ever see at night.  Leo, the Lion, rises in the east.  […]

The Krak Des Chevaliers: A Tough Nut To Krak
January 4, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Organized warfare has been part of human history for thousands of years. Over time advances in offensive weapons gave rise to advances in defensive measures. Times of crisis often led to a speeding up of such changes. One of those times were the Crusades. At the time I am writing this, the Houston Museum […]

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