This blog is about museum things that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions to new discoveries in the collections.
Posted on: 23rd March 2015 By: David Thorold
The Ancient Egyptian civilisation was a wealthy and cultured one, so it is no surprise that it developed its own artistic style. Much of what survives from the reign of the Pharaohs is either monumental or funerary in its design, or both. Human figures...
Posted on: 18th March 2015 By: Fiona Charlesworth
The photo above shows replica flint axes being uncovered as part of our new session for teaching prehistory to primary school pupils.Thanks to a grant from Hertfordshire Museums we have developed a session that teaches pupils about the distant past. Pupils are...
Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in for me
Posted on: 13th March 2015 By: David Thorold
Most people know at least one or two of the Pharaohs who ruled Egypt. Tutankhamen, the boy king of the 18th dynasty who died young and was buried in an unremarkable minor tomb in the Valley of the Kings thereby guaranteeing his...