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Blog Archive: egypt

[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] Natural History and the Nile

Natural History and the Nile

The Nile River is critical to the history of Ancient Egypt.
[image] Makeup in Ancient Egypt

Makeup in Ancient Egypt

Many of our daily cosmetic rituals have equivalents in Ancient Egypt.
[image] Egypt's Nile Is Home to a Special Crocodile

Egypt's Nile Is Home to a Special Crocodile

Crocodiles played an important role in Ancient Egyptian culture, and science is still discovering clues about how unique these reptiles are.