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Blog: 2021

[image] Museums Play a Critical Role in Helping Scientists Find Diseases

Museums Play a Critical Role in Helping Scientists Find Diseases

Zoology collections don't just contain animals, but the organisms that lived in and on them.
[image] Did a Disease Wipe Out America's Ice Age Beasts?

Did a Disease Wipe Out America's Ice Age Beasts?

Paleontologists are still investigating what happened to mastodons, sabercats, and other Ice Age animals.
[image] Look For Spiders This Spooky Season

Look For Spiders This Spooky Season

As the days get darker and temperatures drop, you might notice some houseguests joining you inside.
[image] How Ancient Egyptians Understood the World

How Ancient Egyptians Understood the World

The relationship between Heaven and Earth was crucial to ancient Egyptian's understanding of the world.
[image] How Hollywood Turned Mummies Into Monsters

How Hollywood Turned Mummies Into Monsters

Archaeological discoveries provided the impetus for mummies to become staples of silver screen horror. This post is a companion for the upcoming talk by Stuart Tyson Smith, "Hollywood Fantasies, Egyptian Realities," part of this fall's Stories from Egypt series.
[image] What Would an Ancient Egyptian Date Night Look Like?

What Would an Ancient Egyptian Date Night Look Like?

Even though traditions might be different, shared feelings connect romance through time. We've captured this in our new "Date Night in a Box," with an Egyptian theme, available at the NHMU Store.
[image] Ancient Egyptian Love Songs Connect Romance Across Time

Ancient Egyptian Love Songs Connect Romance Across Time

Ancient Egyptians wrote beautiful love songs to each other. Egyptologist Cynthia May Sheikholeslami--a featured speaker in our October program "Stories from Egypt"--is an expert on these tunes from a different time.
[image] When Mummification Was For the Birds

When Mummification Was For the Birds

The sacred burial practices of ancient Egypt were applied to animals as well as people. Learn more about the work of Alicia Cunningham-Bryant, the first speaker in our online series "Stories from Egypt."
[image] The Many Colors of Tourmaline

The Many Colors of Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a favorite of mineral collectors and also gemstone collectors and anyone who loves colorful semiprecious gemstone jewelry.
[image] The Art of Making Diné Baskets

The Art of Making Diné Baskets

Every step of making a Diné basket is an art.