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Five things I learned at Mummies of the World: The Exhibition
November 3, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

by Elizabeth Galante   As a former teacher, I know that most parents ask their students when they get home “what did you learn today?” and they more often than not receive a shoulder shrug or a one-word response like “stuff” and “things”. I imagine it’s frustrating trying to connect with your student with a […]

Emails from the other side: When it comes to ushabtis, is it possible to miss something you never had?
May 20, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Our correspondence with Ankh Hap, the original Museum mummy, continues this week with a discussion of ushabtis — miniature funerary figurines placed in ancient Egyptian tombs and meant to take the place of the deceased should they be called upon to perform any manual labor in the afterlife. Apparently one can’t even count on death […]

Emails from the other side: The Museum Mummy flatters a staffer
May 13, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

If you’ve been following along as our veteran Museum Mummy, Ankh Hap, prepares to adjust to his new living quarters, welcome back. If you’ve not, you’ll probably want to catch up here and here. The gist is this: Our previously singular mummy will be gaining several new roommates when he moves into the new Hall […]

Mock Mummification
February 17, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: pareeerica We will be having an educator overnight soon at the HMNS – these events allow teachers to come in after hours and learn new activities to do in their classrooms with students. Teachers are also able to wander around our exhibit halls, have a catered dinner, and watch a planetarium show. Today […]



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