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Mummies of the Tarim Basin
September 8, 2010 · 3 Comments

Mummies of the Tarim Basin Who Were They? by Bob and Rima Blanc – HMNS Guild Members Explorers have been studying several sites in the Tarim Basin in northwestern China along the route of the Silk Road since the middle of the 19th century. The most important sites were at Ǘrümchi, Chärchän, and Turfan to […]

Secrets of the Silk Road: The Tarim Basin
August 12, 2010 · 2 Comments

As we prepare to host an exciting exhibit on Western China, one of the main attractions will be two mummies found in the Taklimakan desert. I anticipate that a lot of attention will be showered on the Beauty of Xiaohe and on a child mummy. In this blog I would like to talk about the […]

Secrets of the Silk Road – Coming Soon to HMNS!
April 1, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Strikingly well-preserved mummies, tall in stature and fair in complexion, have lain in the parched Tarim Basin of western China for 3,800 years. Wearing Western-influenced textiles and possessing surprising technologies and customs, the identity of these extraordinary people is a mystery! Who were these people? Secrets of the Silk Road, a new HMNS exhibition, will […]

Polo!
May 21, 2008 · 5 Comments

Today was our first real day in Malta. I was so excited to be here that I couldn’t sleep and found myself lying awake at 5 am. I met up with Erin and all the paleontologists (David Temple, Dr. Robert Bakker, Tim Quarls, Mark Thompson, Sue Frary, and Kathy Zoehlfeld) at the early hour of […]



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