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Genghis Khan Invades HMNS – This Friday
February 24, 2009 · 1 Comment

Genghis Khan is back – with a vengeance. He’s popped up in a best-selling book, an award-winning movie – and now, a world premiere exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. During his life, Genghis Khan conquered more of the globe than any other man – including popular favorites Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great. […]

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
December 26, 2008 · 1 Comment

The more things change, the more they stay the same… Recently I read an interesting book, entitled “Are We Rome?” The author remarks how in some regards the Roman Empire and the current United States resemble each other very much. Take, for example, the issue of border crossings. photo credit: Joe Geranio For those who […]

A Trick or a Treat?
October 27, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In less than a week, people all over the country, including right here at our museum, will be celebrating Halloween. Perhaps your workplaces and schools are already festooned with ghosts, skeletons, graveyards, and the like.  If you stop and think about it, you may wonder just how it is that we came to celebrate by […]

Great Caesar’s Ghost!
July 25, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: glacial23 Why is this month called July? The short answer is that July is named for Julius Caesar. The longer answer involves the ancient Romans’ attempt to keep track of the year. There are two bright lights in the sky which can help us mark the passage of a year: the Sun and […]



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