Pit tomb of Queen Hetepheres I wife of Pharaoh Sneferu and the mother of Khufu, 4th dynasty, discovered near the satellite pyramids of the Great Pyramid of Giza in shaft G7000X. Although the sarcophagus was sealed and the canopic box were intact, Hetepheres' mummy was missing. The contents of the tomb provide us with many details of the luxury and ways of life of the Fourth dynasty of Egypt.
Félix Aubert (1866–1940). Iris D'Eau. Scheurer, Lauth & Cie. 1897–98. French (Alsace). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts and funds from various donors, 2005 (2005.33) #iris #flower
Domestication!! If someone handed you a wild banana from 7,000 years ago, you would barely recognize it from its modern-day ancestor. Fruit and vegetables have changed a lot since humans have domesticated them over the past few thousand years. They’ve undergone a transformation from selective breeding that has tailored them to suit our picky tastes and conveniences.
Maker Culture: in the future, will many museums have "maker labs" as one of the participatory experiences they offer the community? "In partnership with the Allen County Public Library, the TekVenture Maker Station is located in the heart of Downtown Fort Wayne at the Allen County Public Library"