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What In The World Are They Doing?: Egyptian Sacrifice Revealed
January 11, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Women in procession, with offerings to a deceased person. From our Hall of Ancient Egypt. When people walk through our permanent exhibit halls, sometimes they come upon an object that makes them think “what in the world are they doing?”. It can be two fossilized skeletons posed in an unusual arrangement, or an artifact with […]

Recent discovery adds to our understanding of ancient Maya civilization.
September 13, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

When Europeans set foot on the shores of the New World, one of the most advanced civilizations they encountered was that of the ancient Maya. With a past spanning close to three millennia, the Maya lived in what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and parts of El Salvador and Honduras. Most of their descendants […]

Learn Hieroglyphics When You Become a Volunteer Docent at HMNS!
May 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

by Gillian Callan Egyptian hieroglyphs. Once thought to be magic writings that contained the secrets to life, they were deciphered by Thomas Young and Jean Francois Champollion in the early 1800’s. What mysteries did they contain? For the majority of the visitors to the Hall of Ancient Egypt, the glyphs are still a mystery – […]

Chiddingstone Castle curator Maria Esain lays out her all-time favorite objects
March 7, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog post comes to us from Chiddingstone Castle curator Maria Esain. Chiddingstone, located in Edenbridge, Kent in the United Kingdom, loaned significant artifacts to HMNS’ Hall of Ancient Egypt. Many visitors to Chiddingstone ask me the same question: what is your favorite object? I find it the most difficult question to answer, […]



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