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Educator How-to: Make an Anubis mask!
July 24, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Anubis is the Greek name for the “jackal-headed” god associated with death and the rituals of mummification in Ancient Egypt. Anubis’ color is black, symbolizing rebirth, which parallels the belief that the deceased is, in fact, reborn in the afterlife. Over time, Anubis played several roles in funerary rituals, from protector of the grave to […]

Dec. Flickr Photo of the Month: Museum of Natural Science
January 5, 2009 · 2 Comments

Let’s face it – the holidays can be kind of crazy. So crazy, in fact, that December’s Flickr photo of the month was somehow overlooked until today. With apologies to wheelcipher, this month’s featured photographer: The Hall of the Americas – a permanent exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science that features the history […]

Nov. Flickr Photo of the Month – Hemis-face
November 26, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Once you’ve worked at the Museum for several years, you begin to think you’re familiar with everything, from the smallest object in the most remote exhibit hall to the most visible – giant dinosaurs. And it’s wonderful – objects are like old friends you pass every day in the halls. So for me, one of the best things […]



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