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Ancient Egypt Today: Walk like an Egyptian: Heidi Klum unveils her stunning Cleopatra look for Halloween

Ancient Egypt Today: Walk like an Egyptian: Heidi Klum unveils her stunning Cleopatra look for Halloween

“Over the years it’s fair to say that some of Heidi Klum’s Halloween costumes have been more on the frightful side than they have been flattering. But the German supermodel looks nothing short of stunning in this year’s effort for the spooky holiday she loves so much. Heidi gave fans an early glimpse of the Egyptian-themed number she will […]

NEWS: Penn Museum opens conservation lab to the public – VIDEO

NEWS: Penn Museum opens conservation lab to the public – VIDEO

Penn Museum’s Egyptian Conservation lab: The Penn Museum is giving visitors an inside look at the conservation lab used to study Egyptian artefacts. The new lab is open five days a week, during regular museum hours. “Housed in a glass box in a third-floor gallery, “In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies,” allows visitors to […]

NEWS: A spooky artefact plays havoc on museum curators

“Tracene Harvey is the curator at the University of Saskatchewan’s Museum of Antiquities. The small museum is located in the Peter MacKinnon Building (formerly the College Building), and hosts a trove of ancient arti-facts. One of these artifacts may harbour some paranormal energy from the time of ancient Egypt. “There’s been a few odd things. […]

EVENT: Field Museum and Oriental Institute launch bird exhibits

“Taxidermy is not front and center at the Oriental Institute Museum’s new ornithological exhibition. That art form is better observed to the north, at the Field Museum, where the institution’s Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Birds has recently been renovated (more on that in a moment).  But there is one preserved bird in the Hyde Park museum that […]

NEWS: Focus on ancient demons

“Swansea University has been awarded a £158,000 grant to explore the world of demons in the 2nd millennium BC ancient Egypt. The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project, directed by Kasia Szpakowska from the Department of History and Classics, aims to create an encyclopedia as no such resource currently exists. Dr Szpakowska said: “I am absolutely thrilled […]

FUN: Pyramid scheme 2

FUN: Pyramid scheme 2

FUN: Pyramid scheme 1

FUN: Pyramid scheme 1